Accession Number : ADA192102


Title :   The Railgun and Its Power Source,


Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Sadedin, D R ; Bonwick, W J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a192102.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 355


Abstract : Investigations into the propulsion mechanisms of railguns and into the power source requirements of railguns are reported. Power sources based upon rotating machines, capacitors and explosives are reviewed and a new method based upon batteries and pulse transformers is identified. The battery and pulse transformer method is studied in detail. Keywords: Railgun accelerators; Railgun power supplies; Electromagnetic launchers, Australia.


Descriptors :   *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS , *POWER SUPPLIES , *ELECTRIC GUNS , AUSTRALIA , CAPACITORS , ELECTROMAGNETISM , EXPLOSIVES , LAUNCHERS , PARTICLE ACCELERATORS , PROPULSION SYSTEM COMPONENTS , PULSE TRANSFORMERS , REQUIREMENTS , SOURCES


Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE