Small Arms Gun Barrel Stabilization Using High Energy Density, Rugged, and Low Creep Actuators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1048
Agency Tracking Number: A032-1515
Amount: $120,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: A03-003
Solitcitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
10001 Derekwood Lane, Suite 204, Lanham, MD, 20706
Duns: 061997029
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher LaVigna
 (301) 577-6000
Business Contact
 Amy Hizoune
Title: Vice President, Finance
Phone: (301) 577-6000
Research Institution
Reducing or eliminating shooter induced disturbances, especially in combat situations, can have a substantial impact on the accuracy of fire, especially in combat situations. Under this effort, an INertially STAbilized Rifle (INSTAR) system prototype employing active stabilization will be developed and tested. A major focus of this effort is the development of novel low creep, highly rugged, precision actuators. Of relevance to this work will be issues relating to actuator displacement, force, bandwidth, packaging, mass, powering, and control. The research team will use its considerable expertise, which is based on previous INSTAR development and other smart structures work, to address these issues.

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