HIGH-SPEED LAUNCHER FOR FRAGMENT SIMULATOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$54,399.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12240
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Research Assocs Inc
4300 San Mateo Blvd Ne - Ste A, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jerome D Yatteau
(303) 980-8007
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN ECONOMICAL FRAGMENT LAUNCH SYSTEM IS NEEDED TO DUPLICATE WARHEAD FRAGMENT/AIR TARGET ENCOUNTER CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MODERN AIR TO AIR COMBAT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO PROVIDE A DETAILED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, INCLUDING BUILDING AND OPERATING COST ESTIMATES, FOR A LAUNCH SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PROJECTING METALLIC, PARALLELEPIPED FRAGMENTS WITH WEIGHTS IN THE RANGE OF 30-250 GRAINS (1.9-16.2 GRAMS) TO SPEEDS IN THE RANGE OF 5000-15000 FT/SEC (1.5-4.6 KM/SEC). THE LAUNCH SYSTEM WILL INCLUDE TECHNIQUES TO CONTROL IMPACT ORIENTATION AND WILL BE DESIGNED FOR AN OPERATING EFFICIENCY OF AT LEAST 2 SHOTS PER DAY FOR TESTS INVOLVING STANDARD IMPACT RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION. SIZE AND POWER REQUIREMENTS WILL BE MINIMIZED. THE FEASIBILITY AND SYSTEM COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH LAUNCHING FRAGMENTS TO SPEEDS AS HIGH AS 20000 FT/SEC (6.1 KM/SEC) AND WITH WEIGHTS UP TO 500 GRAINS (32.4 GRAMS) WILL ALSO BE DETERMINED.

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