HIGH EFFICIENCY HYPERVELOCITY RAILGUN LAUNCHER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15644
Amount: $54,761.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Iap Research Inc
2763 Culver Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45429
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David P Bauer
 Principal Investigator
 (513) 296-1806
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT ARE TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY, REDUCE POWER SUPPLY SIZE, AND SHOW HYPERVELOCITY FEASIBILITY OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RAILGUNS. OUR APPROACH IS TO USE A NOVEL CONFIGURAITON OF HIGHLY COUPLED CONDUCTORS WHICH RESULT IN NEAR ZERO RESIDUAL MAGNETIC ENERGY IN THE RAILGUN, AT PROJECTILE LAUNCH. SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS CONCEPT WILL GREATLY IMPROVE RAILGUN EFFICIENCY, LEADING TO MUCH SMALLER POWER SUPPLY SIZE. THE APPROACH WILL WORK FOR HYPERVELOCITY, AS WELL AS FOR LOWER VELOCITY LAUNCH REGIMES.

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