HYPERVELOCITY FOR AEROTHERMODYNAMIC EXPERIMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,005.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
16871
Agency Tracking Number:
16871
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:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERSONIC AEROSPACE VEHICLES REQUIRES DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THE AEROTHERMODYNAMIC (ATD) ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE VEHICLE WILL BE OPERATED. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ATD PARAMETERS AT GREATER THAN 6KM/S IS PRESENTLY NOT FEASIBLE. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY BASE AND DEMONSTRATE AN ELECTROMAGNETIC GUN SYSTEM CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING GREATER THAN 6KM/S LAUNCH VELOCITY. THE OBJECT IS TO DEVELOP A DISTRIBUTED, ENERGY-STORAGE CONCEPT FOR POWERING RAILGUNS TOPUSH THE SYSTEM ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY TO MORE THAN 80 PERCENT. THIS HIGH EFFICIENCY AT HYPERVELOCITY WILL MAKE ATD TESTING AT GREATER THAN 6KM/S FEASIBLE. THE DEVELOPMENT OF HYPERSONIC AEROSPACE VEHICLES REQUIRES DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF THE AEROTHERMODYNAMIC (ATD) ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE VEHICLE WILL BE OPERATED. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ATD PARAMETERS AT GREATER THAN 6KM/S IS PRESENTLY NOT FEASIBLE. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY BASE AND DEMONSTRATE AN ELECTROMAGNETIC GUN SYSTEM CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING GREATER THAN 6KM/S LAUNCH VELOCITY. THE OBJECT IS TO DEVELOP A DISTRIBUTED, ENERGY-STORAGE CONCEPT FOR POWERING RAILGUNS TOPUSH THE SYSTEM ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY TO MORE THAN 80 PERCENT. THIS HIGH EFFICIENCY AT HYPERVELOCITY WILL MAKE ATD TESTING AT GREATER THAN 6KM/S FEASIBLE.

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