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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 ...
An electromagnetic gun power supply as a component of an electric ship power system
An electromagnetic gun provides a new component that must be integrated into the power system of an electric ship. An interesting topology for the power supply is a set of pulsed alternators with sufficient energy stored ...
Effects of EM weapons requirements on the electric ship power system
The electric ship research effort at the University of Texas, Center for Electromechanics, is presently focusing on the development of a comprehensive model of ship power system. The model will allow the study of various ...