Ground Based Scramaccelerator Launcher

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18130
Amount: $61,194.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5301 North Commerce Avenue,, Suite A, Moorpark, CA, 93021
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Humphrey, Phd
 (805) 523-2585
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Phase I will analyze use of a hypervelocity launcher to provide ahigh mass (2 to 20 kilograms), hypervelocity (4 km\sec) demonstrator for a Theater Missile Defense (TMD) System. Current ballistic powder guns, along with one and two stage light gas guns, cannot meet the high mass requirements while maintaining high velocities required for rapid target aquisition. A concept that would provide low cost options with the mass and velocity requirements above will be investigated. Advanced Projects Research, Inc. will design a propulsion concept using controlled and stabilized Oblique Detonation Waves (ODW) to enhance launcher technology and capability. When this propulsion concept is applied to the acceleration of tube launched projectiles, an ODW Scramaccelerator can be designed using conventional gaseous propellants and accelerating projectiles of practical size (.1 to 100 kilograms) up to five kilometers per second and beyond.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government