Accession Number:

ADD012751

Title:

High-Power, Rapid Fire Railgun.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This patent application discloses a rapid fire electromagnetic projectile launcher. The invention features two parallel disks with gaps in their peripheries. A voltage source is applied to the disks to cause current to flow in opposite directions through the disks, generating a strong repulsive force which is utilized to eject a projectile. A rotator is positioned concentric with the disks to control timing of the repulsive action and facilitate projectile reloading.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE