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Cold Spray Repair, Restoration, and Re-Introduction of Decommissioned Long-Range Precision Fire Gun Barrels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-20-P-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A192-137-0689
Amount: $109,489.86
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19-137
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-11-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-10-16
Small Business Information
104 Prescott St.
Worcester, MA 01605
United States
DUNS: 080880428
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Birt
 Managing Partner
 (717) 602-5158
Business Contact
 Aaron Birt
Phone: (717) 602-5158
Research Institution

With a renewed focus on long range precision fire weapons for the US Army, supply chain logistics, manufacturing capacity, and cannon readiness become pivotal factors in our nation's defense. With higher energy propellants continually decreasing the life of cannon tubes, the ability to repair & restore these tubes to working order will enable the US to maintain a strong supply without a significant inventory of tubes. This repair and restoration will be demonstrated in the Phase 1 through the use of cold spray as a repair technique. Prototype coupons of a simulated gun barrel material will be artificially damaged, repaired, restored, and tested to validate the improved or renewed mechanical performance of the repaired section as compared to undamaged steel components. A Phase 1 Option will perform the same repair on actual damaged gun barrel rings with a live fire on a fully restored tube completed by the end of Phase 2.

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