Flexible Cooled Power Conductors for Electromagnetic Railguns

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0205
Agency Tracking Number: N111-074-0945
Amount: $79,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-074
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
2763 Culver Avenue, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 053184776
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Bauer
 Vice President
 (937) 296-1806
Business Contact
 John Barber
Title: President
Phone: (937) 296-1806
Email: john.barber@iap.com
Research Institution
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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