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Multiple stage pulsed induction acceleration

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2 Author(s)
McKinney, K. ; Electromagnetic Launch Research, Inc. ; Mongeau, P.

Pulsed induction is an acceleration mechanism based on the repulsive force exerted on a conductor magnetically coupled with a pulse coil. Because this process is inductive no direct mechanical or electrical connection with the projectile is required. It has resulted in the highest acceleration ever achieved: 2 gram ring to 5 km/s in 1 cm length by Bondaletov, USSR. In principle this process can be extended by multi-staging to produce even higher velocities at increased efficiencies. We have modelled this process and demonstrated experimentally the feasibility of synchronizing a multiple stage pulsed induction accelerator.

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