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Title: Acceleration of objects to high velocity by electromagnetic forces

Two exemplary approaches to the acceleration of projectiles are provided. Both approaches can utilize concepts associated with the Inductrack maglev system. Either of them provides an effective means of accelerating multi-kilogram projectiles to velocities of several kilometers per second, using launchers of order 10 meters in length, thus enabling the acceleration of projectiles to high velocities by electromagnetic forces.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1345223
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,581,409
Application Number:
14/099,933
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 07
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

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