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Title: Multiple resonant railgun power supply

Abstract

A multiple repetitive resonant railgun power supply provides energy for repetitively propelling projectiles from a pair of parallel rails. A plurality of serially connected paired parallel rails are powered by similar power supplies. Each supply comprises an energy storage capacitor, a storage inductor to form a resonant circuit with the energy storage capacitor and a magnetic switch to transfer energy between the resonant circuit and the pair of parallel rails for the propelling of projectiles. The multiple serial operation permits relatively small energy components to deliver overall relatively large amounts of energy to the projectiles being propelled.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5657745
Application Number:
ON: DE86013736
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-11-005227; EDB-86-137219
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; RAILGUN ACCELERATORS; PROJECTILES; ACCELERATORS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Honig, E.M., and Nunnally, W.C. Multiple resonant railgun power supply. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Honig, E.M., & Nunnally, W.C. Multiple resonant railgun power supply. United States.
Honig, E.M., and Nunnally, W.C. Wed . "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 resonant railgun power supply provides energy for repetitively propelling projectiles from a pair of parallel rails. A plurality of serially connected paired parallel rails are powered by similar power supplies. Each supply comprises an energy storage capacitor, a storage inductor to form a resonant circuit with the energy storage capacitor and a magnetic switch to transfer energy between the resonant circuit and the pair of parallel rails for the propelling of projectiles. The multiple serial operation permits relatively small energy components to deliver overall relatively large amounts of energy to the projectiles being propelled.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 19 00:00:00 EDT 1985},
month = {Wed Jun 19 00:00:00 EDT 1985}
}