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Characterization of EM Emission During the Operation of Solid and Plasma Armature Rail Launchers

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7 Author(s)
Becherini, G. ; Accademia Navale di Livorno, Livorno, Italy ; Di Fraia, S. ; Genovesi, G. ; Petri, A.
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We present the results of an experimental analysis aimed at investigating the electromagnetic (EM) emission during rail launcher operation. In order to obtain such data, an experimental setup was assembled in a shielded semi-anechoic chamber, consisting of a pulsed power source-unit, a power coaxial cable and a rail launcher prototype. Several experiments were performed for different operating conditions and results were repeatable. Finally, we provide a qualitative modeling of some sources of electromagnetic transients and we discuss basic aspects driving the EM emission phenomena in railgun systems.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 1 )