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Title: Electromagnetic launcher with spiral guideway

Abstract

An electromagnetic launcher with a curved or spiral-shaped, open-ended guideway and conductors for launching a projectile. The projectile, movably retained on or within the guideway, is accelerated along the guideway using electromagnetic forces until it reaches an end of the guideway, 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.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1632407
Patent Number(s):
10527384
Application Number:
16/106,662
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41B - WEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002839
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/21/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hartman, Seth, and Timpson, Erik. Electromagnetic launcher with spiral guideway. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Hartman, Seth, & Timpson, Erik. Electromagnetic launcher with spiral guideway. United States.
Hartman, Seth, and Timpson, Erik. Tue . "Electromagnetic launcher with spiral guideway". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632407.
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Electromagnetic launcher with spiral guideway
patent, September 2018


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