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Title: Omni-directional railguns

Abstract

A device for electromagnetically accelerating projectiles. The invention features two parallel conducting circular plates, a plurality of electrode connections to both upper and lower plates, a support base, and a projectile magazine. A projectile is spring-loaded into a firing position concentrically located between the parallel plates. A voltage source is applied to the plates to cause current to flow in directions defined by selectable, discrete electrode connections on both upper and lower plates. Repulsive Lorentz forces are generated to eject the projectile in a 360 degree range of fire.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (9521 Avenida Del Oso NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
869995
Patent Number(s):
5435225
Assignee:
Shahinpoor, Mohsen (9521 Avenida Del Oso NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
omni-directional; railguns; device; electromagnetically; accelerating; projectiles; features; parallel; conducting; circular; plates; plurality; electrode; connections; upper; support; base; projectile; magazine; spring-loaded; firing; position; concentrically; located; voltage; source; applied; current; flow; directions; defined; selectable; discrete; repulsive; lorentz; forces; generated; eject; 360; degree; range; fire; voltage source; accelerating projectiles; accelerating projectile; lorentz force; parallel plates; parallel plate; support base; concentrically located; circular plate; parallel conducting; electrode connections; electrode connection; /89/124/

Citation Formats

Shahinpoor, Mohsen. Omni-directional railguns. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Shahinpoor, Mohsen. Omni-directional railguns. United States.
Shahinpoor, Mohsen. Sun . "Omni-directional railguns". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869995.
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abstractNote = {A device for electromagnetically accelerating projectiles. The invention features two parallel conducting circular plates, a plurality of electrode connections to both upper and lower plates, a support base, and a projectile magazine. A projectile is spring-loaded into a firing position concentrically located between the parallel plates. A voltage source is applied to the plates to cause current to flow in directions defined by selectable, discrete electrode connections on both upper and lower plates. Repulsive Lorentz forces are generated to eject the projectile in a 360 degree range of fire.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
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