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
Award Id:
12575
Agency Tracking Number:
12575
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Iap Research Inc (Currently IAP RESEARCH, INC.)
2763 Culver Ave, Dayton, OH, 45429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David P Bauer
(513) 296-1806
Business Contact:
() -
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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