Hybrid Variable Velocity Electric Gun
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Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, -
AbstractTanner Research will develop and demonstrate a prototype electric gun utilizing water as a working fluid. The baseline hybrid electric gun will be adapted from a compact high energy kinetic plasma generation technology available at Tanner, modified for the larger projectile velocity requirements of the solicitation. Specifically, the R & D work will focus on accelerating a ~2gram projectile mass to 1000fps. In Phase I, Tanner Research will demonstrate that the consistent and repeatable performance of Tanner"s proprietary technology can be scaled up for use at higher stored energies. Performance of the prototype will be compared to the current state-of-the-art, where useful performance trends have already been developed. Design optimizations will be identified for the Phase II prototype, along with COTS integration strategies to realize the needed size, weight, power, electrical energy storage and operational range requirements.
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