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The way ahead [EM launchers]

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Laithwaite, Eric R. ; Imperial Coll. of Sci. & Technol., London, UK

The author discusses the history and future of electromagnetic launchers, focusing on linear induction machines for producing standstill forces, for propelling high-speed vehicles, and as accelerators for producing kinetic energy. He refers to his own experience to illustrate the points made. Conclusions concerning fruitful directions for future research are drawn

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 1 )