Accession Number : ADD012751
Title : High-Power, Rapid Fire Railgun.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Jasper,Louis J , Jr
Report Date : 27 Apr 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : This patent application discloses a rapid fire electromagnetic projectile launcher. The invention features two parallel disks with gaps in their peripheries. A voltage source is applied to the disks to cause current to flow in opposite directions through the disks, generating a strong repulsive force which is utilized to eject a projectile. A rotator is positioned concentric with the disks to control timing of the repulsive action and facilitate projectile reloading.
Descriptors : *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ELECTRIC GUNS, HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, HIGH RATE, CONTROL, DISKS, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, SOURCES, VOLTAGE, REPETITION RATE
Subject Categories : Guns
Electricity and Magnetism
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE