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HIGH EFFICIENCY, RELATIVELY LOW-CURRENT INPUT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15726
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15726
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xerad Inc
1526 14th Street Suite 102 Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: HIGH EFFICIENCY, RELATIVELY LOW-CURRENT INPUT
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,651.00
 

Abstract:

IN 1971 AUSTRALIAMS BARBER AND MARSHALL RAILGUN-ACCELERATED A SMALL PROJECTILE TO 7 KM/S; SPAWNING A NEW ERA OF ELECTRIC HYPERVELOCITY LAUNCHERS FOR WEAPONS, SPACE LAUNCH, AND IMPACT FUSION. AMONG ELECTROMAGNETIC CANDIDATES ONLY THE RAILGUN ACHIEVES MULTI-KILOGEE ACCELERATIONS NEEDED FOR SHORT-BARREL GUNS. HOWEVER, INPUT CURRENTS OF MEGA-TO-GIGA-AMPERES ARE REQUIRED. ALSO IN THE CONVENTIONAL RAILGUN HALF OF THE INPUT ENERGY STAYS BEHIND AS RESIDUAL FIELD. YET FURTHER, RESTRIKE EFFECTS IN THE PLASMA "ARMATURE" PRESENTLY LIMIT LAUNCH SPEEDS TO \6 KM/S. THE GRAIL RAILGUN OFFERS TO PROVIDE (PROPRIETARY) SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS AS WELL AS TO ELIMINATE MUZZLE FLASH.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robert M Salter
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xerad Inc
1526 14th Street Suite 102 Santa Monica, CA 90404

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