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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 ...
Experimental Data on High Power Explosive Opening and Closing Switches at CEM-UT
The need for high power switching i n pulse power research has lead to the development of fast acting opening and closing switches with current capacity of more than 1 MA. Presented is the performance data of two switches ...
Design and Testing of a Coaxial Opening and Solid State Closing Switch for the Cannon Caliber Electromagnetic Launcher System (CCEMG)
The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas (CEM-UT) is in the final fabrication and testing phase of the cannon caliber electromagnetic launcher system (CCEML). The objective of the CCEML program is to ...
Hypervelocity Plasma Sprayer Using Railgun Accelerators
This paper describes hypervelocity plasma spraying with railgun systems and describes the laboratory system designed and built at The University of Texas at Austin, which successfully validated the method of hypervelocity ...
Single Shot Gun 9 MJ EM Gun Experiment
Railgun Experiments at The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics
The Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin (CEMUT) presently has five experimental electromagnetic (EM) launchers or railguns in operation. An additional ten fully operational railguns are presently ...
Salvo Fire Experiments Using a 0.60 Caliber Electromagnetic Launcher
A laboratory-based, small caliber electromagnetic launcher and compulsator power supply is being developed. The goal is to accelerate three 32 g masses to 2 km/s at a 10 Hz firing rate. A 0.60-caliber, series augmented, ...