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
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE