By Topic

Design and performance of a multi-stage cylindrical reconnection launcher

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
R. J. Kaye ; Sandia Nat. Lab., Albuquerque, NM, USA ; E. L. Brawley ; B. W. Duggin ; E. C. Cnare
more authors

A multistage launcher was designed and assembled by stacking six coil assemblies end-to-end in a support housing which also aligns the system. Each coil is powered by its own capacitor bank which is triggered when an optical sensor in each stage determines that the projectile is in the firing position. The induction launch technology is successfully demonstrated for multistage systems. A 5 kg projectile can be accelerated from 12 m/s to 335 m/s with an average of 200 kJ stored in each of six stages. Calculations of launcher performance with the digital simulation code, WARP-10, are in good agreement with experiments

Published in:

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