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Pulsed power for electromagnetic launching

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1 Author(s)
Cowan, M. ; Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

There are system advantages to producing power for electromagnetic propulsion by real time generation rather than by a sequence of generation-storage-switching. The best type of generator for this purpose is the flux compression generator. Different types of flux compression generator which have been developed at Sandia National Laboratories are reviewed and their applications to electric launching are discussed. New experimental facilities for producing more powerful generators are described and cost comparisons are made.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 1 )