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INVESTIGATION OF BULK LOADED LIQUID PROPELLANT GUN CONCEPTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18498
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18498
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VERITAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
4845 Millersport Highway P.O. Box 305 East Amherst, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INVESTIGATION OF BULK LOADED LIQUID PROPELLANT GUN CONCEPTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,943.00
 

Abstract:

THE BULK-LOADED LIQUID-PROPELLANT GUN (BLPG) CONCEPT IS AN ATTRACTIVE CANDIDATE FOR MEDIUM AND SMALL CALIBER SYSTEMS BECAUSE THE MECHANISM IS INHERENTLY SIMPLE AND LIQUID PROPELLANTS HAVE POTENTIALLY FAVORABLE LOGISTICS, COST, AND VULNERABILITY ADVANTAGES OVER SOLID PROPELLANT WEAPONS. PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO DEVELOP BLPG SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE INABILITY TO ACHIEVE SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE UNIFORMITY AND SAFETY. BLPG RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS HAS DEVELOPED A BODY OF EXPERIENCE AND A DATA BASE OF RESULTS THAT INVOLVES EXPERIMENTAL WORK IN BOTH FIRING AND DIAGNOSTIC FIXTURES. THIS WORK HAS PROMOTED UNDERSTANDING OF BLPG PHENOMENA AND HAS LED TO THE FORMULATION OF CONCEPTS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CONTROL OR AT LEAST MODIFY OBJECTIONABLE INTERIOR BALLISTIC PROCESS CHARACTERISTICS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXPERIENCE BASE IN THE FORMULATION AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF A BLPG CONCEPT(S) TO BE SELECTED FROM SEVERAL APPROACHES AND DEFINED DURING THE PROGRAM WITH THE AID OF COMPUTER ANALYSES. BECAUSE THE UNDERSTANDING OF OBSERVATIONS IS CONSIDERED TO BE A CRITICAL PART OF THE FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION, THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK WILL BE AUGMENTED WITH MODELING AND ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert L. Talley
7166890177

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Veritay Technology, Inc.
4845 Millersport Highway, P.o. Box 305 East Amherst, NY 14051

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No