Accession Number : ADA139529

Title :   Experimental Electromagnetic Launchers at MRL (Materials Research Laboratories),

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

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

PDF Url : ADA139529

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The design and construction of small calibre rail-type electromagnetic launchers are described. Bore sizes of 6 x 8 mm or 10 x 10 mm cross section are used and barrel lengths vary from 200 mm to 2 m. Sufficient information is provided to reproduce any of the devices, all of which are proving to be very useful experimentally. Examples of results are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasma accelerators, Launchers, Projectiles, Australia

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE