RAILGUN BORE EROSION REDUCTION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$526,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
9801
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Iap Research Inc.
2763 Culver Ave, Dayton, OH, 45429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 David P Bauer
 (513) 296-1806
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BORE EROSION AND DAMAGE ARE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS THAT LIMIT THE USEFUL LIFE OF RAILGUNS AND ARE BASICALLY RELATED TO OPERATING CURRENT DENSITY. A RAILGUN CONCEPT IS BEING INVESTIGATED THAT IS EXPECTED TO REDUCE CURRENT DENSITY BY INCREASING THE RAIL CONTACT AREA. WHEN SUCCESSFUL, RAILGUN BARREL LIFE WOULD BE EXTENDED TO A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER OF SHOTS BETWEEN REFURBISHING/REPLACEMENT. MANY SHOTLIFE IS ESSENTIAL FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF RAILGUNS IN WEAPON SYSTEMS.

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