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Title: Multiple resonant railgun power supply

Abstract

A multiple repetitive railgun power supply for accelerating a projectile at predetermined intervals is described comprising: a serially connected paired parallel rails for guiding the projectile and having an inductive load impedance; powering means for powering the paired parallel rails, each pair of parallel rails therein powered by a single powering means, each powering means comprising; a storage capacitor for providing energy to propel the projectile along the pair of parallel rails the storage capacitor having a first end connected to one rail in the pair of parallel rails and a second end; a storage inductor for providing a circuit with the storage capacitor resonant at a frequency determined by the predetermined intervals for accelerating the projectiles; and a saturable magnetic switch having a low impedance saturated state relative to the inductive load impedance for maintaining energy flow in the resonant circuit formed by the storage capacitor and the storage inductor and having a high impedance unsaturated state relative to the inductive load impedance for transferring energy flow to the pair of parallel rails.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5415322
Patent Number(s):
US 4718322
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 19 Jun 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; RAILGUN ACCELERATORS; POWER SUPPLIES; CAPACITORS; DESIGN; ENERGY STORAGE; RESONANCE; SWITCHES; ACCELERATORS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Honig, E M, and Nunnally, W C. Multiple resonant railgun power supply. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Honig, E M, & Nunnally, W C. Multiple resonant railgun power supply. United States.
Honig, E M, and Nunnally, W C. Tue . "Multiple resonant railgun power supply". United States.
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title = {Multiple resonant railgun power supply},
author = {Honig, E M and Nunnally, W C},
abstractNote = {A multiple repetitive railgun power supply for accelerating a projectile at predetermined intervals is described comprising: a serially connected paired parallel rails for guiding the projectile and having an inductive load impedance; powering means for powering the paired parallel rails, each pair of parallel rails therein powered by a single powering means, each powering means comprising; a storage capacitor for providing energy to propel the projectile along the pair of parallel rails the storage capacitor having a first end connected to one rail in the pair of parallel rails and a second end; a storage inductor for providing a circuit with the storage capacitor resonant at a frequency determined by the predetermined intervals for accelerating the projectiles; and a saturable magnetic switch having a low impedance saturated state relative to the inductive load impedance for maintaining energy flow in the resonant circuit formed by the storage capacitor and the storage inductor and having a high impedance unsaturated state relative to the inductive load impedance for transferring energy flow to the pair of parallel rails.},
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