Improved Electrical Contact Materials for Extremely High Current Sliding Contact Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$742,041.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-10-C-0341
Award Id:
92548
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-069-1268
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-069
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2763 Culver Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45429
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053184776
Principal Investigator:
David Bauer
Vice President
(937) 297-3152
dave.bauer@iap.com
Business Contact:
John Barber
President
(937) 296-1806
john.barber@iap.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Our Phase II objective is to scale-up the advanced armature materials developed in Phase I to large bore railguns, with bore sizes as large as 120 mm and lengths up to 10 m. This will be accomplished through a proven methodology of Integrated Launch Package (ILP) development at IAP. During the baseline Phase II effort we will develop the processes demonstrated in Phase I and scale them first to the IAP Scale launcher then to the BAE/IAP Medium Cal launcher and then to the full scale 32 MJ Lab Launcher. Although this may be viewed as an aggressive approach for Phase II we feel that it is important to quickly scale the CNT enhanced and fiber enhanced armature materials to a full scale environment. Based on a successful demonstration in the 32 MJ Lab Launcher (LL), we will be in an excellent position to build ILP's for future Navy tactical guns.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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