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Experimental results and performance analysis of a 500 m/sec linear induction launcher (LIL)

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5 Author(s)
Zabar, Z. ; Polytechnic Univ., Brooklyn, NY, USA ; Lu, X.N. ; Levi, E. ; Birenbaum, L.
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A computer model, previously validated, was used to study the performance of an experimental three-phase launcher energized by a capacitor bank and designed to impart to a 137 gram projectile a muzzle velocity of 500 m/s: (1) the build-up of the traveling wave was examined; (2) the connection of the drive coils was changed; (3) the resistances of the drive circuits were calculated and measured; and (4) the effect of the conductivity of the cylindrical tube (sleeve) constituting the projectile was assessed. Experimentally, a doubling of the muzzle velocity was achieved, from an earlier-obtained 250 m/s, to its present 476 m/s. This was done by strengthening the thin-walled aluminum sleeve by heat treatment (aging) to prevent it from being crushed when the input energy was raised to its design value.<>

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 1 )