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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:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
866466
Patent Number(s):
US 4718322
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple; resonant; railgun; power; supply; repetitive; provides; energy; repetitively; propelling; projectiles; pair; parallel; rails; plurality; serially; connected; paired; powered; similar; supplies; comprises; storage; capacitor; inductor; form; circuit; magnetic; switch; transfer; serial; operation; permits; relatively; components; deliver; overall; amounts; propelled; parallel rails; provides energy; supply provides; storage capacitor; resonant circuit; magnetic switch; serially connected; energy storage; power supply; power supplies; repetitive resonant; railgun power; resonant railgun; transfer energy; repetitively propelling; propelling projectiles; supply comprises; storage inductor; parallel rail; /89/124/307/

Citation Formats

Honig, Emanuel M., and Nunnally, William C.. Multiple resonant railgun power supply. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Honig, Emanuel M., & Nunnally, William C.. Multiple resonant railgun power supply. United States.
Honig, Emanuel M., and Nunnally, William C.. Fri . "Multiple resonant railgun power supply". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866466.
@article{osti_866466,
title = {Multiple resonant railgun power supply},
author = {Honig, Emanuel M. and Nunnally, William 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 = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988}
}

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