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Performance Results of a Small-Calibre Electromagnetic Launcher,
MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)
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Results of electromagnetic launcher experiments are presented. Using an inductor and a crowbarred capacitor bank, 0.3 g projectiles have been accelerated over 800 mm to a velocity of 3.3 kms. Voltage, current, power and energy curves are presented, as are tables of muzzle volts and efficiencies. The launcher design, circuit parameters and instrumentation are detailed and discussed. The report has been presented in a manner such that the data may be used by others to test theoretical work and to compare with experiments on other systems. Author
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