Accession Number : ADA266801


Title :   Velocity Measurements on the Electric Gun Developed at the TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory (Snelheidheidsmetingen aan de bij het Prins Maurits Laboratorium Ontwikkelde Electric Gun)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : VAN Rooijen, M P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266801.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 46


Abstract : During the period 1989-1991 at PML-TNO a Mega Ampere Pulser was developed. This instrument is capable of accelerating thin flat plastic plates to velocities ranging 1-10 km/s. Extensive research was conducted on the construction on of the Flyer Plate Assembly (FPA), the system that launches the flyer. The influence of different parameters on the flyer movement was examined by measuring velocity and flatness of the flyer. The confinement of the plasma after explosion, the construction techniques of the FPA and the method of measuring the velocity are the main causes for a disturbed flyer movement. Based on the experimental results, a new FPA is proposed for which a new velocity calibration is needed.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC GUNS , *FLYER PLATES , VELOCITY , ACCELERATION , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , EXPLOSIONS , PLATES , CALIBRATION , ASSEMBLY , PLASTICS


Subject Categories : Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE