Accession Number:

ADA181285

Title:

Laser-Produced Plasmas and Hypervelocity Acceleration.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Laser produced plasmas have properties that overlap those of armatures required for hypervelocity particle acceleration. This makes them useful as a test bed for advanced acceleration schemes and effects. In addition, sophisticated diagnostics have been developed for measuring laser produced plasma conditions many of these techniques can be applied or adapted to KEW armature problems. Keywords Hypervelocity acceleration Rail gun Kinetic energy weapon.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE