Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,978.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0205
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-074-0945
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-074
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
IAP Research, Inc.
2763 Culver Avenue, Dayton, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053184776
Principal Investigator:
David Bauer
Vice President
(937) 296-1806
dave.bauer@iap.com
Business Contact:
John Barber
President
(937) 296-1806
john.barber@iap.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Electromagnetic railguns are transitioning from single shot lab guns to a weapon system firing 6-12 rounds per minute. The cables that supply the railgun current from the power supply must also make this transition. We propose to develop a flexible coaxial cable with cooled conductors to meet this need. The cable system will be designed to deliver the 5-6 mega-amps required by tactical railguns. The cable terminations will be designed to integrate with the limited space allowed at the launcher for these electrical connections. At the completion of Phase I, we will have: designed, built, and tested a prototype coaxial cable to meet the thermal demands.

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