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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 ...