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Advanced Rail Materials for Electromagnetic Launchers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98533
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-086-1980
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-086
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2010
Title: Advanced Rail Materials for Electromagnetic Launchers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0209
Award Amount: $69,888.00
 

Abstract:

Erosion of copper rail surfaces in EM launchers is a major impediment to their development. Subscale testing at IAP has shown that thin high temperature bore layers such as Tantalum and other refractory metals offer significant protection against erosion. The focus of this Phase I effort is to establish the feasibility of using laser cladding and cold spray technologies to apply high temperature erosion resistant coatings to rail surfaces. These coating technologies are attractive in that they offer the ability to place high hardness low porosity coatings onto low electrical loss copper rail substrates. In addition both processes have the potential to readily scaled to the lengths required for future launcher designs (> 10 m).

Principal Investigator:

David Bauer
Vice President
9372973152
dave.bauer@iap.com

Business Contact:

John Barber
President
9372961806
john.barber@iap.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IAP Research, Inc.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH 45429

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