Accession Number : ADA137801

Title :   Results from an Experimental Railgun System, ERGS-1A,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Thio,Y C ; Clark,G A ; Bedford,A J

PDF Url : ADA137801

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : One phase of the Materials Research Laboratories (MRL) Experimental Rail-gun System (ERGS-1) program is for experimentation in the energy range 50 to 500 kJ. The first, and highly successful, ERGS-1 experiment was conducted in September 1981 using a barrel segment 200 mm in length. Comparison of experimental results with the theory developed by Thio yielded good agreement, particularly the values for capacitor voltage, current through the rails, plasma voltage and muzzle velocity of the projectile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electric guns, *Electric propulsion, Gun barrels, Muzzle velocity, Plasma devices, Rails, Voltage, Australia

Subject Categories : Guns
      Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE