LIQUID METAL-DRIVEN MHD FOR RAILGUN PULSE POWER UTILIZATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$501,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2417
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Xerad Inc.
1514 Sorrento Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard G Salter
(213) 454-0237
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PULSER (PULSED LIQUID SODIUM ELECTROMAGNETIC GENERATOR) IS A DEVICE FOR DIRECTLY POWERING RAILGUN KEW WEAPON LAUNCHERS. IT REPLACES CUSTOMARY PULSE-FORMING ELEMENTS FOR RAILGUN PULSE-ELECTRICAL POWER. PULSER POTENTIALLY SAVES SYSTEM WEIGHT AND COMPLEXITY AND ALSO CAN IMPROVE EFFICIENCY BY EXTRACTING RESIDUAL MAGNETIC FIELD ENERGY FROM THE GUN TUBE(S); TRANSFERING IT BACK TO PRIME POWER STORAGE. PHASE I EFFORT WILL ANALYTICALLY VERIFY THIS CONCEPT, DO SYSTEM PRELIMINARY DESIGNS, AND ASSES SDI APPLICATION MERITS.

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