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Chemically Driven Hydrogen Gun

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64689
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0943
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Chemically Driven Hydrogen Gun
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-M-0182
Award Amount: $69,881.00
 

Abstract:

Long range Naval Gun Fire Support (NGFS) represents a cost efficient and highly effective enabling technology for the U.S. and Allies to retaliate against remote terrorist elements without relying on expensive missiles and air assets. This proposaldescribes a chemically driven hydrogen gun that will provide two to three times the range of next generation rocket propelled munitions for standard barrel lengths and upwards of 300 nm for extended barrel designs. The technology involves a cartridgesystem that rapidly combusts aluminum and water propellant to produce high-pressure hydrogen gas while trapping the heavy aluminum oxide products. The result is a light gas gun that stores the hydrogen as water and operates as a standard cartridge gun.Projections show muzzle velocities near 2.2 km/sec are achievable for a 20 kg (44 lb) projectile in a 5

Principal Investigator:

James P. Galambos
R&D Program Manager
7035492412
jpg@apti.com

Business Contact:

Ivan Mills
Director, Contracts
2022238808
ivan@apti.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 850 Washington, DC 20037

EIN/Tax ID: 954069563
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No