Accession Number : ADA117692

Title :   Electromagnetic Launchers: Background and the MRL Program,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Thio,Yong-Chia

PDF Url : ADA117692

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An active R. & D. program is being undertaken into the technology of electromagnetic launchers. These have potential applications in weaponry, controlled thermonuclear fusion, space launch, advanced industrial processes, equation-of-state research, generation of intense magnetic fields and as facilities for a wide range of studies in penetration mechanics, detonation, and warheads. This paper draws attention to these matters and gives a description of the current Australian DSTO program in the development of this technology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electromagnetism, *Launchers, *Weapon systems, Magnetic fields, Electromagnetic pulses, Acceleration, Plasmas(Physics), Ionized gases, Nuclear fusion, Guided missiles, Hypervelocity projectiles, Warheads, Penetration, Equations of state, Australia, Foreign technology

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE