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