RETENTION METHODS FOR PLASTIC ROTATING BANDS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8220
Amount: $68,512.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
620 Argyle Rd, Wynnewood, PA, 19096
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DANIEL W FINGER
 (215) 649-1462
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROBLEM IS TO DEVELOP SHALLOW DEPTH ROTATING BANDS FOR HIGH VELOCITY PROJECTILES THAT WILL MINIMIZE BARREL EROSION AND REDUCE DRAG TO AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM, USING INEXPENSIVE METHODS OF RETAINING INJECTION-MOLDABLE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIALS. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS TO TRADE OFF STRONGLY-RETAINED LOW DRAG ROTATING BANDS AGAINST BARREL EXIT-SEPARATING BANDS THAT ARE ASSISTED IN RETENTION INSIDE THE GUN TUBE BY PROPELLANT PRESSURES. BAND MATERIALS, COUPLING AGENTS AND ADHESIVES WILL BE STUDIED FOR APPLICATION TO BOTH KINDS OF ROTATING BAND SYSTEMS. THE SYSTEMS PROMISING BEST PERFORMANCE, PRODUCIBILITY AND LOW COST WILL BE TESTED ON GUN-FIRED PROJECTILES IN PHASE 2.

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