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Title: Hybrid armature projectile

Abstract

A projectile for a railgun that uses a hybrid armature and provides a seed block around part of the outer surface of the projectile to seed the hybrid plasma brush. In addition, the hybrid armature is continuously vaporized to replenish plasma in a plasma armature to provide a tandem armature and provides a unique ridge and groove to reduce plasama blowby.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [5]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Los Lunas, NM
  3. Albuquerque, NM
  4. Berthoud, CO
  5. Pleasanton, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
868686
Patent Number(s):
5191164
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41B - WEAPONS FOR PROJECTING MISSILES WITHOUT USE OF EXPLOSIVE OR COMBUSTIBLE PROPELLANT CHARGE
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48; AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hybrid; armature; projectile; railgun; provides; seed; block; outer; surface; plasma; brush; addition; continuously; vaporized; replenish; provide; tandem; unique; ridge; groove; reduce; plasama; blowby; outer surface; plasma armature; hybrid armature; /89/102/

Citation Formats

Hawke, Ronald S, Asay, James R, Hall, Clint A, Konrad, Carl H, Sauve, Gerald L, Shahinpoor, Mohsen, and Susoeff, Allan R. Hybrid armature projectile. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Hawke, Ronald S, Asay, James R, Hall, Clint A, Konrad, Carl H, Sauve, Gerald L, Shahinpoor, Mohsen, & Susoeff, Allan R. Hybrid armature projectile. United States.
Hawke, Ronald S, Asay, James R, Hall, Clint A, Konrad, Carl H, Sauve, Gerald L, Shahinpoor, Mohsen, and Susoeff, Allan R. Fri . "Hybrid armature projectile". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868686.
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author = {Hawke, Ronald S and Asay, James R and Hall, Clint A and Konrad, Carl H and Sauve, Gerald L and Shahinpoor, Mohsen and Susoeff, Allan R},
abstractNote = {A projectile for a railgun that uses a hybrid armature and provides a seed block around part of the outer surface of the projectile to seed the hybrid plasma brush. In addition, the hybrid armature is continuously vaporized to replenish plasma in a plasma armature to provide a tandem armature and provides a unique ridge and groove to reduce plasama blowby.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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