Accession Number:

AD0274643

Title:

BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM. RAIL GUN

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1961

Corporate Author:

DEPUTY COMMANDER AEROSPACE SYSTEMS INGLEWOOD CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The performance of a rail gun propulsion system is examined from the standpoint of a satellite attitude control device. Estimates of the propulsive performance of the gun are made which are related to a rotation and angular acceleration that could be imparted to a given satellite. Some results are presented that would allow forA WEIGHT ESTIMATION OF A SPECIFIC SYSTEM. Finally, some preliminary experimental data relative to the propulsive capability of the rail gun are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE