ACCELERATOR CONCEPT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4031
Amount: $55,445.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
105 Jordan Rd, Troy, NY, 12180
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JAMES T WOO
 (518) 283-7500
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPRESSION PROJECTILE ACCELERATOR THAT CAN MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION AS KINETIC ENERGY WEAPON IS PROPOSED. THE PRINCIPAL VIRTUE OF THE PROPOSED CONCEPT, IN ADDITION TO SIMPLICITY AND HIGH EFFICIENCY TYPICAL OF ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER CONCEPTS PRESENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT IS ITS EXPECTED RELIABILITY DUE TO THE FACT THAT, IN CONTRAST TO RAIL GUNS, CURRENT FLOW OCCURS ENTIRELY OUTSIDE OF THE BORE; AND IN CONTRAST TO COAXIAL TYPE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS, IT IS CAPABLE OF ACCELERATED TO 20 KM/SEC IN A DISTANCE OF A FEW METERS. THE PRINCIPAL ELECTROMAGNETIC ELEMENT EMPLOYED IN THE CONCEPT HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN DEVELOPED FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS AND HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE CAPABLE OF RELIABLE OPERATIONS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE CONCEPT BY MAKING USE OF THE EXISTING DATA BASE ON THE BASIC ELEMENT TO ESTABLISH THE TOTAL FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED CONCEPT AND DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE THAT CAN BE REALIZED FROM THESE TYPES OF DEVICES.

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