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Recoilless Launcher Propulsion System (RLPS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-047-0043
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-047
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
ORBITAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
1212 FOURIER DR Madison, WI 53717-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Recoilless Launcher Propulsion System (RLPS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0025
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC proposes to develop the Recoilless Launcher Propulsion System (RLPS), a means of propelling a warhead from a shoulder-mounted recoilless launcher which will greatly reduce the risks posed to the operator by the back blast from such launchers, including over-pressure, high sound levels, and burns. These risks are of particular concern when the launcher is fired from within an enclosed space such as a room or alleyway. ORBITEC"s proposed RLPS will use a unique propellant formulation to mitigate back blast, over-pressurization, and sound waves. Conservation of momentum will be maintained as the reaction products from the propellant are ejected out the back end of the launcher at high velocity. In the Phase I project, we will model both the propellant reaction and the launcher dynamics, and we will build and test a subscale launch apparatus to experimentally evaluate the candidate propellant formulations.

Principal Investigator:

Chris S. Clair
Principal Aerospace Engineer
(608) 229-2727
stclairc@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric E. Rice
CEO
(608) 229-2730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC)
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No