• The CEM-UT Rapid-Fire Compulsator Test Results and Performance Evaluation 

    Perkins, D. E.; Pratap, S. B; Spann, M. L; Thelen, R. F; Werst, M. D. (IEEE, 1989-06)
    Since its inception in 1978, much attention has focused on compulsators as an alternative to capacitors and homopolar generators as a pulsed power supply. In addition to high voltage, high peak power, and large power ...
  • High Pressure Acceleration of an Arc-Driven Metal Slug in a Railgun 

    Peterson, D.R.; Fowler, C.M.; Kerrisk, J.F. (IEEE, 1985-06)
    The successful acceleration in a railgun of an intact, arc-driven metal slug subjected to a peak pressure of - 0.7 GPa is described. The techniques and principles of accelerating metal slugs at very high pressures are ...
  • Hypervelocity Macroparticle Accelerator Experiments at CEM-UT 

    Weeks, D. A.; Weldon, W. F.; Zowarka, Jr, R. C. (IEEE, 1991-01)
    Several railgun experiments designed to accelerate projectile masses of 2 to 5 g to velocities greater than 6 km/s were performed. Two parallel rail-type accelerators with 12.7 mm square bores were used for the experiments. ...
  • Parametric Approach to Linear Induction Accelerator Design 

    Bresie, D. A.; Andrews, J. A.; Ingram, M. W. (IEEE, 1991-01)
    A parametric approach to defining effective accelerator designs is described. This method uses a computer optimization routine to iteratively seek out effective designs. The optimization routine is forced to search within ...