LIQUID METAL-DRIVEN MHD FOR RAILGUN PULSE POWER UTILIZATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2417
Amount: $501,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard G Salter
 (213) 454-0237
Business Contact
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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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