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Electric guns, theoretical and practical, have been around for many years in many forms. They have been slow to develop however because the competition, in the form of gas dynamic guns, has been formidable. To accelerate ...
Distributed Energy Store Railguns
Analysis of Performance of Rail Gun Accelerators Powered by Distributed Energy Stores
It has been established that centimeter sized projectiles weighing several grams can be accelerated by electrical forces to velocities in excess of five kilometers per second in a classical railgun. The technologies required ...
Railgun Energy Stores and Systems
Sufficient experimental railgun work and railgun analysis has now been performed to make it desirable to present an overview of what is offered by various options. These are examined. The single, pulsed homopolar generator ...
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 ...
Active Magnetic Bearings for Energy Storage Systems for Combat Vehicles
Advanced energy storage systems for electric guns and other pulsed weapons on combat vehicles present significant challenges for rotor bearing design, Active magnetic bearings (AMBs) present one emerging bearing option ...
Power Converters for Railguns
The University of Texas at Austin Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) has been developing power converters for use with DC railguns. Special design rules have been established and demonstrated in the construction of ...