Accession Number : ADA192102

Title :   The Railgun and Its Power Source,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Sadedin, D R ; Bonwick, W J

PDF Url : ADA192102

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 355

Abstract : Investigations into the propulsion mechanisms of railguns and into the power source requirements of railguns are reported. Power sources based upon rotating machines, capacitors and explosives are reviewed and a new method based upon batteries and pulse transformers is identified. The battery and pulse transformer method is studied in detail. Keywords: Railgun accelerators; Railgun power supplies; Electromagnetic launchers, Australia.

Descriptors :   *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, *POWER SUPPLIES, *ELECTRIC GUNS, AUSTRALIA, CAPACITORS, ELECTROMAGNETISM, EXPLOSIVES, LAUNCHERS, PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, PROPULSION SYSTEM COMPONENTS, PULSE TRANSFORMERS, REQUIREMENTS, SOURCES

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE