Accession Number : ADA313629

Title :   Steady State Analysis of Weapon Charging Systems for EM Guns.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 95-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Fish, S. ; Savoie, T.

PDF Url : ADA313629

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This report documents an analytical approach to determination of weapon charging power as a function of firing duty cycles for electric weapon systems. Though the method neglects transient behavior in the power system components, it does provide approximate figures for the trades in power and energy storage of interest to the vehicle concepts community. Because the exact energy required to defeat a variety of targets using hypervelocity launch and novel projectile concepts is still being researched, the results are presented over a very broad range of energies. This approach also lends itself well to other pulsed loads perceived for implementation in an advanced concept vehicle. The results indicate that consideration of the firing scenarios expected (beyond a simple maximum firing rate) can result in much higher firing rate capability with limited prime power supplies. These firing scenarios will also prove thought provoking for the Army from an operational perspective in planning tactical approaches to most effectively utilize the advantages and avoid limitations of the electric weapon system.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *ENERGY STORAGE, *ELECTRIC GUNS, SCENARIOS, STEADY STATE, TRANSIENTS, HIGH RATE, PROJECTILES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, LAUNCHING, POWER SUPPLIES, HYPERSONIC VELOCITY, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ARMORED VEHICLES, FIRING RATE.

Subject Categories : Energy Storage
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE