Hybrid Variable Velocity Electric Gun

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-11-C-0059
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-059-1408
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-059
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Nate Selden
Scientist
(626) 471-9700
nate.selden@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
CFO
(626) 471-9778
kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Tanner 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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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