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Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-074-0945
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-074
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
IAP RESEARCH, INC.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0205
Award Amount: $79,978.00
 

Abstract:

Electromagnetic railguns are transitioning from single shot lab guns to a weapon system firing 6-12 rounds per minute. The cables that supply the railgun current from the power supply must also make this transition. We propose to develop a flexible coaxial cable with cooled conductors to meet this need. The cable system will be designed to deliver the 5-6 mega-amps required by tactical railguns. The cable terminations will be designed to integrate with the limited space allowed at the launcher for these electrical connections. At the completion of Phase I, we will have: designed, built, and tested a prototype coaxial cable to meet the thermal demands.

Principal Investigator:

David Bauer
Vice President
(937) 296-1806
dave.bauer@iap.com

Business Contact:

John Barber
President
(937) 296-1806
john.barber@iap.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IAP Research, Inc.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311007250
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No