Miniature Explosive Pulsed Power for Missiles and Munitions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$720,405.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0215
Award Id:
77415
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-204-0762
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO, 65409
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
070329987
Principal Investigator:
Sergey Shkuratov
Chief Scientist
(806) 742-4779
shkuratov@lokiconsult.com
Business Contact:
Jason Baird
President
(573) 341-6648
jbaird@lokiconsult.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As defined by SBIR Topic A06-204, Miniature Explosive Pulsed Power for Missiles and Munitions, the objective of this effort is to develop miniature explosive driven pulsed power technologies to power a variety of missile and gun launched payloads. Explosive pulsed power systems consist of those devices that convert the chemical energy of high explosives or propellants into electrical power and condition this power to drive a variety of loads. To achieve the objective of this effort we must develop very compact explosive pulsed power devices capable of generating sufficient power to drive multiple types of payloads. Based on decades of R&D, the best candidate for this power supply is the Helical Magnetocumulative Generator (MCG), or a Helical Flux Compression Generator (FCG). However, recent research has established that when the diameter of these generators decreases below 50.8 mm (2 inches), they produce no current or energy gain. Therefore, the focus of our research effort is to develop alternative FCG designs and their associated power conditioning technologies that will produce current and energy gains when their diameters are as small as 25.4 mm (1 inch) (Fig. 1 is a diagram of a conceptual application of such a power supply). During our Phase I effort, Loki has been examining alternative geometrical designs and power conditioning technologies in order to determine the best means of developing these miniature, high current generators in later phases of the project.

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