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DOWN BARREL PROPELLANT INJECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18499
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18499
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: DOWN BARREL PROPELLANT INJECTION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

INTERIOR BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE FOR SYSTEMS THAT ONLY INCLUDE COMBUSTION IN THE CHAMBER IS LIMITED BECAUSE MUCH OF THE CHEMICAL ENERGY IS CONVERTED INTO GAS KINETIC ENERGY. BURNING PROPELLANT NEAR THE PROJECTILE BASE, AS IN THE TRAVELING CHARGE CONCEPT, IS A METHOD FOR CIRCUMVENTING THIS PROBLEM. THAT CONCEPT HAS HAD ONLY MARGINAL SUCCESS AND IT IS CURRENTLY NOT BEING PURSUED. SOME OF THE BENEFITS ATTRIBUTED TO THE TRAVELING CHARGE CONCEPT CAN BE OBTAINED BY INJECTING PROPELLANT AT ONE OR MORE BARREL LOCATIONS AFTER THE PROJECTILE HAS PASSED. WHILE THE PROPELLANT IS BURNED AT VARIOUS DISTANCES FROM THE PROJECTILE BASE, A DISADVANTAGE, PROBLEMS SUCH AS PARASITIC WEIGHT, IGNITION TIMING AND COMBUSTION CONTROL ARE GREATLY REDUCED. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM CONSISTS OF FORMULATING A DOWN-BARREL PROPELLANT CONCEPT(S) AND ALSO DEVELOPING A 2-D INTERIOR BALLISTICS SIMULATION OF THE INJECTION PROCESS. FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT WILL BE SHOWN THEORETICALLY BY THE ABILITY OF THE CODE TO SHOW THAT A PERFORMANCE INCREASE OF 25 PERCENT IS POSSIBLE.

Principal Investigator:

Edward B. Fisher
7166890177

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Veritay Technology, Inc.
4845 Millersport Hwy. PO Box 305 East Amherst, NY 14051

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