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Title: Electromagnetic launcher with circular guideway

Abstract

An electromagnetic launcher with a closed-loop guideway and conductors for launching a projectile. The projectile is accelerated along the guideway using electromagnetic forces until it reaches a desired speed, then the projectile is launched in a desired direction. The direction of the launch of the projectile is determined by orienting the guideway in the desired direction using an actuator. The guideway may include a door or aperture allowing the projectile to be launched therefrom, tangent to the curvature of the guideway.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1524988
Patent Number(s):
10218251
Application Number:
15/163,924
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0000622
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016-05-25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Hartman, Seth, and Timpson, Erik. Electromagnetic launcher with circular guideway. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Hartman, Seth, & Timpson, Erik. Electromagnetic launcher with circular guideway. United States.
Hartman, Seth, and Timpson, Erik. Tue . "Electromagnetic launcher with circular guideway". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1524988.
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abstractNote = {An electromagnetic launcher with a closed-loop guideway and conductors for launching a projectile. The projectile is accelerated along the guideway using electromagnetic forces until it reaches a desired speed, then the projectile is launched in a desired direction. The direction of the launch of the projectile is determined by orienting the guideway in the desired direction using an actuator. The guideway may include a door or aperture allowing the projectile to be launched therefrom, tangent to the curvature of the guideway.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
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