The Railgun and Its Power Source,
MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)
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Investigations into the propulsion mechanisms of railguns and into the power source requirements of railguns are reported. Power sources based upon rotating machines, capacitors and explosives are reviewed and a new method based upon batteries and pulse transformers is identified. The battery and pulse transformer method is studied in detail. Keywords Railgun accelerators Railgun power supplies Electromagnetic launchers, Australia.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Electric Power Production and Distribution