TRANSITIONAL ARMATURE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5957
Amount: $50,938.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Iap Research Inc
2763 Culver Ave, Dayton, OH, 45429
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOHN P BARBAR
 (513) 296-1806
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RAILGUN ARMATURES ARE LOSSY AND CAN PRODUCE SEVERE BARREL DAMAGE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP THE DESIGN TOOLS AND DATA REQUIRED TO PERMIT THE USE OF TRANSITIONING CONTACTS IN ARMATURES. THIS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY AND BARREL LIFE OF RAILGUNS BY COMBINING THE LOW LOSS, LOW SPEED CHARACTERISTICS OF METAL ARMATURES WITH THE LOW DAMAGE, HIGH SPEED CHARACTERISTICS OF PLASMA ARMATURES. THE PROGRAM WILL BUILD ON EXISTING CONTACT THEORY AND WILL BE DIRECTED TO VALIDATION OF CONTACT TRANSITION CRITERIA.

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