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Title: Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit

Abstract

The invention presented relates to a high-power pulsing circuit and more particularly to a repetitive pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit for an electromagnetic launcher. In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, an overpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5617603
Application Number:
ON: DE85011607
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; MAGNETIC ENERGY STORAGE; INDUCTION; RAILGUN ACCELERATORS; SWITCHING CIRCUITS; ENERGY RECOVERY; HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE GENERATORS; PULSE CIRCUITS; ACCELERATORS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; FUNCTION GENERATORS; PULSE GENERATORS; RECOVERY; STORAGE; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989); 250100 - Energy Storage- Magnetic

Citation Formats

Honig, E M. Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Honig, E M. Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit. United States.
Honig, E M. Fri . "Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit". United States.
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title = {Overpulse railgun energy recovery circuit},
author = {Honig, E M},
abstractNote = {The invention presented relates to a high-power pulsing circuit and more particularly to a repetitive pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit for an electromagnetic launcher. In an electromagnetic launcher such as a railgun for propelling a projectile at high velocity, an overpulse energy recovery circuit is employed to transfer stored inductive energy from a source inductor to the railgun inductance to propel the projectile down the railgun. Switching circuitry and an energy transfer capacitor are used to switch the energy back to the source inductor in readiness for a repetitive projectile propelling cycle.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {9}
}