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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1131
Award Id:
68045
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1515
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10001 Derekwood Lane, Lanham, MD, 20706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061997029
Principal Investigator:
ChristopherLaVigna
Principal Investigator
(301) 577-6000
chris@technosci.com
Business Contact:
AmyHizoune
Vice President, Finance
(301) 577-6000
hizounea@technosci.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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