ADVANCED METAL ARMATURE DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$283,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4002
Agency Tracking Number:
4002
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2763 Culver Ave., Dayton, OH, 45429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John P. Barber Phd
(513) 296-1806
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE EFFICIENCY OF RAILGUN LAUNCHERS IS A KEY ISSUE IN BOTH THE SIZE AND LIFE OF RAILGUN SYSTEMS. PLASMA ARMATURES ARE A MAJOR ENERGY LOSS COMPONENT AND PRODUCE SEVERE BORE EROSION. METAL ARMATURES OFFER INCREASED EFFICIENCY AND REDUCED BARREL EROSION IN SOME REGIMES OF OPERATION. THIS PROGRAM ADDRESSES THE USE OF ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS IN ARMATURES. THE GOAL IS TO PROVIDE HIGHLY EFFICIENT ARMATURES WHICH PRODUCE MINIMAL BARREL DAMAGE AT PERFORMANCE LEVELS OF INTEREST IN STRATEGIC MISSIONS.

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