Development of Improved High Strength, High Conductivity Refractory Materials for Rail Gun Launchers

Period of Performance: 06/28/2010 - 04/30/2011

$70K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Advanced Powder Solutions
14102 Halprin Creek Drive Array
Cypress, TX 77429
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Texas at Austin
10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 160 J. J. Pickle Research Campus
Austin, TX 78758
Institution POC

Abstract

APS has assembled a world class team to address problems associated with rail gun launcher operation. APS has combined its unique processing experience with IAT's railgun design, testing and characterization experience to develop materials to improve rail gun performance. Phase I will be devoted to fabrication and testing of various samples in rail gun conditions. Phase II will focus on the manufacture of larger specimens for full scale rail gun testing.