An Investigation of Electromagnetic Launcher Repeatability
Final rept. Mar 1991-Apr 1992,
WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Electromagnetic launcher EML performance repeatability has been identified as a potential development issue for several years. Investigation of this issue has been difficult because an EML that is powered on a relatively continuous basis to provide long duration operation has not been available. A battery charged capacitor power system has enabled long duration, 6 to 7 seconds, EML experiments. This paper provides a summary of an experiment to investigate EML launch to launch performance consistency. A series of 8 ten-shot bursts, each separated by 15 to 30 minutes, performed in a single day using a single set of bore materials is the subject of this paper.
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