Cross-compatible cartridge case for orthodox or rarefaction wave gun firing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,703.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-042-0476
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-042
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ARES, Inc.
818 Front Street, Lake Erie Business Park, Port Clinton, OH, 43452
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061512844
Principal Investigator:
Drew Kertis
Engineering Manager
(419) 635-2175
drew.kertis@aresinc.net
Business Contact:
Ann Yamrick
Vice President
(419) 635-2175
ann.yamrick@aresinc.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RAVEN technology weapons vent a significant portion of the propellant gases rearward. Therefore the ammunition must allow the gun gases to leave the chamber at the proper time. This is in complete contrast to conventional weapons where the ammunition provides the breech seal during the entire ballistic cycle. As such, the technologies are incompatible and separate supply logistics must be maintained. The cartridge case concepts work together with the RAVEN weapon to control vent timing which is the most important aspect of RAVEN technology. Further, the cartridge case will be compatible with existing weapons based on conventional ammunition design. As such, the new cartridge case will be used in both venting RAVEN weapons and conventional non-venting weapons.

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