Accession Number : ADD012545
Title : Electromagnetic Injector/Railgun.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Jasper,Louis J , Jr
Report Date : 22 Sep 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 36
Abstract : This invention relates generally to guns and projectile launchers and more particularly to devices which launch bullets or projectiles by utilizing electromagnetic energy instead of chemical propellants. Conventional guns and projectile launching weapons utilized the burning of chemical propellants to achieve high projectile velocity. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in projectile launchers which utilize electromagnetic energy. Such electromagnetic launchers which utilize electromagnetic energy. Such electromagnetic launchers may find application in space launched weaponry and impact fusion as well as in more conventional ordinance. Generally speaking, electromagnetic launchers promise higher projectile velocities than launchers utilizing chemical propellants. (Patent Applications).
Descriptors : *RAILS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PROJECTILES, *ELECTROMAGNETISM, *LAUNCHERS, CHEMICALS, PROPELLANTS, GUNS, ELECTROMAGNETISM, HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, INJECTORS, VELOCITY, LAUNCHING, CHEMICALS, PROPELLANTS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, HIGH VELOCITY, LAUNCHING, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, PROJECTILES
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Electricity and Magnetism
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE