Accession Number:

ADA137801

Title:

Results from an Experimental Railgun System, ERGS-1A,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

One phase of the Materials Research Laboratories MRL Experimental Rail-gun System ERGS-1 program is for experimentation in the energy range 50 to 500 kJ. The first, and highly successful, ERGS-1 experiment was conducted in September 1981 using a barrel segment 200 mm in length. Comparison of experimental results with the theory developed by Thio yielded good agreement, particularly the values for capacitor voltage, current through the rails, plasma voltage and muzzle velocity of the projectile. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE