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Ground Based Scramaccelerator Launcher

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18130
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18130
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED PROJECTS RESEARCH, INC.
1925 McKinley Avenue Suite B La Verne, CA 91750 5800
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Ground Based Scramaccelerator Launcher
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $61,194.00
 

Abstract:

Phase I will analyze use of a hypervelocity launcher to provide ahigh mass (2 to 20 kilograms), hypervelocity (4 km\sec) demonstrator for a Theater Missile Defense (TMD) System. Current ballistic powder guns, along with one and two stage light gas guns, cannot meet the high mass requirements while maintaining high velocities required for rapid target aquisition. A concept that would provide low cost options with the mass and velocity requirements above will be investigated. Advanced Projects Research, Inc. will design a propulsion concept using controlled and stabilized Oblique Detonation Waves (ODW) to enhance launcher technology and capability. When this propulsion concept is applied to the acceleration of tube launched projectiles, an ODW Scramaccelerator can be designed using conventional gaseous propellants and accelerating projectiles of practical size (.1 to 100 kilograms) up to five kilometers per second and beyond.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Humphrey, Phd
8055232585

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Projects Research,
5301 North Commerce Avenue, Suite A Moorpark, CA 93021

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