U.S. Army Electromagnetic Gun Project (Backup Slides)
ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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EM GUN Elevator Speech Electromagnetic Gun EMG technology has the potential to enable critical lethality overmatch against current and future threats by utilizing electromagnetic acceleration to potentially launch projectiles at hypervelocity speeds. By shifting from a reliance on propellants and explosives to achieve lethality to electrical power, we believe that electromagnetic gun technology could enable safer, more flexible combat systems. Operational platforms could carry greater numbers of inert kinetic energy projectiles whose range and lethality would be regulated by the launch energy applied. The technology developments related to the electromagnetic gun development, such as efficient power sources, advanced switches, thermal management and energy storage can be utilized by other military programs. Moreover, an integrated power and energy architecture could improve support for emergent survivability technologies, sensors and other systems of growing importance in full spectrum operations. Holistically, an electromagnetic gun platform, if designed carefully, may ultimately provide an additional source of power on the future battlefield to assist in meeting the ever growing power and energy demands.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Electricity and Magnetism