ARC-RESISTANT COATINGS FOR RAIL GUN COMPONENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2462
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague St, Pacoima, CA, 91331
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard B Kaplan
 (818) 899-0236
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TO TO PREVENT ARC DAMAGE TO RAIL GUN COMPONENTS IS PROPOSED. SUCH A TUNGSTEN COATED COPPER RAIL GUN CONDUCTOR HAS BEEN SHOWN TO SUFFER NO SURFACE DEGRADATION IN ARC TESTS PERFORM-ED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CENTER FOR ELECTROMECHANICS (CEM) IN 1984. THE EFFECTS OF VARYING SURFACE MORPHOLOGY, ADDITION OF RHENIUM, COATING THICKNESS ETC. ON ARC RESIST- ANCE OF RAILS AND SWITCHES IS PROPOSED FOR EXPERIMENTAL STUDY. ULTRAMET WILL DEVELOP THE COATING TECHNOLOGY WITH CEM, AS SUBCONTRACTOR, PERFORMING THE ARC TESTING AND EVALUATION.

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