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Performance results of a small-calibre electromagnetic launcher

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2 Author(s)
G. Clark ; Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia ; A. Bedford

Results of electromagnetic launcher experiments are presented. Utilising an inductor and a crowbarred capacitor bank, 0.3 g projectiles have been accelerated over 800 mm to a velocity of 3.3 km/s. Muzzle and breech voltage curves are presented, as are tables of muzzle volts and efficiencies.

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