OVERCOMING THE RAILGUN VELOCITY LIMIT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$50,499.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
12575
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 David P Bauer
 (513) 296-1806
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUNS HAVE NOT EXCEEDED A VELOCITY LIMIT OF ABOUT 6 KM/S. NEITHER, INCREASING RAILGUN CURRENT NOR INCREASING BARREL LENGTH FOR A GIVEN PROJECTILE MASS, RESULTS IN VELOCITIES GREATER THAN 6 KM/S. WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF EXCEEDING 6 KM/S WITH A RAILGUN BY MODIFYING THE BARREL AND ARMATURE TO PREVENT PARSITIC SECONDARY CURRENT PATHS. ALL CURRENT WILL BE FORCED THROUGH THE ARMATURE, RESULTING IN HIGH ACCELERATION.

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