Chemically Driven Hydrogen Gun

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,881.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-03-M-0182
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0943
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVANCED POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1250 24th Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC, 20037
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
173363052
Principal Investigator:
James Galambos
R&D Program Manager
(703) 549-2412
jpg@apti.com
Business Contact:
Ivan Mills
Director, Contracts
(202) 223-8808
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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