HYPERVELOCITY FOR AEROTHERMODYNAMIC EXPERIMENTS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16871
Amount: $499,005.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
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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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