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The use of nested chevron rails in a distributed energy store railgun

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1 Author(s)
Marshall, R.A. ; Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia

Electromagnetic launchers which require the use of large amounts of energy will almost certainly require that energy stores be distributed along their length. For a railgun launcher, the nested chevron rail construction will enable a launcher to be produced in which most of the switching requirements for the launcher/energy store system are met automatically.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 2 )