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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$730,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1131
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1515
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-003
Small Business Information
TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
10001 Derekwood Lane, Lanham, MD, 20706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
061997029
Principal Investigator
 Christopher LaVigna
 Principal Investigator
 (301) 577-6000
 chris@technosci.com
Business Contact
 Amy Hizoune
Title: Vice President, Finance
Phone: (301) 577-6000
Email: hizounea@technosci.com
Research Institution
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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