Accession Number : ADA322875

Title :   Use of Electromagnetic Coil Launcher to Increase Muzzle Velocity of Conventional Cannons.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET WEAPONS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Vottis, P. M. ; Cipollo, M. ; Kathe, E. ; Zabar, Z. ; Levi, E.

PDF Url : ADA322875

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This paper describes the design and operation of an experimental hybrid cannon consisting of a 60-mm bore gas cannon using standard propellant and a traveling-wave induction accelerator. The projectile, consisting of an aluminum cylinder weighing 120 grams, is initially brought up to a speed of 600 m/s in the gas cannon. The pulsed power stage is designed to accelerate the projectile further to a velocity of 700 m/s.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC GUNS, *GUN LAUNCHERS, *GAS GUNS, *MUZZLE VELOCITY, GUN BARRELS, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION, HYBRID SYSTEMS, CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, TRAVELING WAVES, GUN PROPELLANTS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, GUN MUZZLES, INTERIOR BALLISTICS, MAGNET COILS.

Subject Categories : Guns
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE