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Refractory Metal Coating for Electromagnetic Launcher Rails

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0305
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-025-0511
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T025
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
12345 W. 52nd Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
United States
DUNS: 181947730
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Paglieri
 Senior Engineer
 (303) 940-2335
Business Contact
 John Wright
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 940-2300
Research Institution
 University fo Nevada, Reno
 Jennifer Booth, MPA
Sponsored Projects/MS 325
Reno, NV 89557
United States

 (775) 784-4477
 Nonprofit College or University

Electromagnetic launchers or rail guns are a key component of the Navy’s all-electric ship of the future, but they lack the durability required for repeated firings. TDA Research and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) are developing a tough, durable and conductive refractory metal coating that will protect the copper alloy conductors (rails) from the extreme heat and wear conditions inside the barrel. Our thin, continuous coating will be cost effective to apply to large components and will greatly increase the effective lifetime of rail gun components, one of the key challenges that today prevent the shipboard deployment of rail gun systems.

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