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Power Electronics in the 9 MJ EM Range Gun System
The Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) is developing an open range demonstrator electromagnetic (EM) gun system with specific size and mass constraints. The design being pursued ...
Rapid Fire Railgun For The Cannon Caliber Electromagnetic Gun System
A rapid fire railgun launcher has been designed and fabricated and a single-shot prototype has been tested for the Cannon Caliber Electromagnetic Gun (CCEMG) System. Three, five round salvos of 185 g launch packages are ...
Recent CCEMG Performance and Systems Implications for Future Electric Gun Development
The Cannon Caliber Electromagnetic Gun(CCEMG) is a Compulsator driven, rapid fire electromagnetic gun system that was designed to fire at a 5 Hz rate, three, five round salvos of 185 g projectiles at a muzzle velocity of ...
Alternator Power Conditioning for Launchers
A high-energy pulse-discharge is needed to drive an electromagnetic (EM) or an electro-thermal-chemical (ETC) launcher. Various pulse power generators have been examined and used. Capacitor-based power supplies are convenient ...
Single Shot Gun 9 MJ EM Gun Experiment
Insulator Tests in A High Performance, Square-Bore Railgun
The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has developed a 1 m long, 1.27 cm square-bore railgun for testing different rail, insulator, and projectile materials. This railgun incorporates ...
Design and Testing of a Laminated Frame Railgun
The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has successfully tested a new, lightweight, laminated steel railgun structure. The laminated structure reduced the launcher's weight by greater ...
Distributed Energy Store Railguns
Flux Compressors for Sub-Millisecond Pulses
The Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has been developing specialized pulsed power supplies for a variety of applications. The compensated pulsed alternator (compulsator) was invented ...