Chemically Driven Hydrogen Gun

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,881.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-03-M-0182
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0943
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC, 20037
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
173363052
Principal Investigator
 James Galambos
 R&D Program Manager
 (703) 549-2412
 jpg@apti.com
Business Contact
 Ivan Mills
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (202) 223-8808
Email: ivan@apti.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Long range Naval Gun Fire Support (NGFS) represents a cost efficient and highly effective enabling technology for the U.S. and Allies to retaliate against remote terrorist elements without relying on expensive missiles and air assets. This proposaldescribes a chemically driven hydrogen gun that will provide two to three times the range of next generation rocket propelled munitions for standard barrel lengths and upwards of 300 nm for extended barrel designs. The technology involves a cartridgesystem that rapidly combusts aluminum and water propellant to produce high-pressure hydrogen gas while trapping the heavy aluminum oxide products. The result is a light gas gun that stores the hydrogen as water and operates as a standard cartridge gun.Projections show muzzle velocities near 2.2 km/sec are achievable for a 20 kg (44 lb) projectile in a 5

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