Accession Number : ADA181642

Title :   Experimental Results from Railgun Firings Involving Magnetic Flux Probes.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Kowalenko,V

PDF Url : ADA181642

Report Date : Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : In the Magnetic RAPID Plasma Intensity Profiles (MRAP) series of railgun firings, the voltages induced in small solenoidal probes mounted in different positions and orientations along the barrel were measured to gain a better understanding of the current density and magnetic field in a plasma armature. A summary of the results obtained from the Probes is presented in this techincal note. In addition, results obtained from the image analyses of streak films are presented together with some of the diagnostic records taken during the series. Keywords: Railgun Accelerators; Electromagnetic Launchers; Australia; Current Distribution; Magnetic Fields; Plasma Armature.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC GUNS, AUSTRALIA, IMAGES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ARMATURES, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, RAILS, PROBES, SOLENOIDS, ELECTROMAGNETISM, LAUNCHERS, PROBES(ELECTROMAGNETIC)

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE