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Development of a 9 MJ Electric Gun System and Range
The Task B effort officially began in 1986 with the announcement of the Electromagnetic Gun Weapon System Program (EMGWS). The goal of this subtask was to demonstrate a single shot EM gun suitable for establishing parameters ...
Single Shot Gun 9 MJ EM Gun Experiment
Switch Development At UT-CEM
Two reusable (with replacement of a few expendable components), fast (tens of microseconds), megampere switches operated with commercially available explosive charges suitable for indoor laboratories are described. One is ...
Fieldable Electromagnetic Gun Design
This paper describes the design of an electromagnetic (EM) gun capable of delivering launch packages at 2.5 km/s. The gun design methodology targets four areas where launcher technology must be advanced: efficiency, energy ...
Hypervelocity Powder Deposition using Pulsed Power Magnetic Flux Compression Devices
This paper outlines two original concepts which, in combination, can bring fundamental advances to both manufacturing and materials technologies and the pulsed power approach to them, and describes a laboratory system ...
Design of a Dissipation Circuit for a 560 MJ Inductive Storage Supply
The authors report on the design and component testing of a dissipation circuit for a 560 MJ inductive storage supply. This storage supply is charged by a 5 MA battery power supply. This battery upgraded supply (BUS) ...
Design, Analysis, and Fabrication of Two Lightweight, High L’ Railguns
Design, analysis, and fabrication of two railguns with 90 and 30 mm bores utilizing a laminated containment structure are discussed. Laminations are insulated from each other by layers of sheet adhesive, and a composite ...
Induction motor performance testing with an inverter power supply, Part 2
The development of high-power density electrical machines continues to accelerate, driven by military, transportation, and industrial needs to achieve more power in a smaller package. Higher speed electrical machines are ...
Electromagnetic and Structural Analyses of an Integrated Launch Package
In this paper, detailed three-dimensional (3D) transient electromagnetic (EM) analyses with temperature-dependent material properties were performed using a state-of-the-art analysis tool to calculate current densities, ...
Predicted versus Actual Performance of a Model Scale Compulsator System
Performance testing of the model-scale CPA was completed at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics. A major part of the project was the development of design and simulation codes that would accurately represent ...