Accession Number:

ADA254339

Title:

An Investigation of Electromagnetic Launcher Repeatability

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1991-Apr 1992,

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Directed Energy Weapons
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE