Accession Number : ADA181285
Title : Laser-Produced Plasmas and Hypervelocity Acceleration.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Ripin,Barrett H
PDF Url : ADA181285
Report Date : 15 May 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : Laser produced plasmas have properties that overlap those of armatures required for hypervelocity particle acceleration. This makes them useful as a test bed for advanced acceleration schemes and effects. In addition, sophisticated diagnostics have been developed for measuring laser produced plasma conditions; many of these techniques can be applied or adapted to KEW armature problems. Keywords: Hypervelocity acceleration; Rail gun; Kinetic energy weapon.
Descriptors : *ARMATURES, *LASER PUMPING, *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, ACCELERATION, HYPERSONIC VELOCITY, MEASUREMENT, OVERLAP, PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), RAILS, TEST BEDS, WEAPONS, KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES
Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE