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Green Farm Electric Gun Research and Development Facility: the final chapter

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3 Author(s)
T. R. Wolfe ; Maxwell Technol. Inc., San Diego, CA, USA ; P. Riedy ; D. Lewis

The Green Farm Electric Gun R&D Facility has been operated by Maxwell Technologies Inc. (MTI) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) since it's inception in 1986. MTI continued to operate this workhorse facility for thirteen years under the technical oversight of DTRA until its closure in 1999. The facility supported a wide variety of both electromagnetic (EM) and electrothermal chemical (ETC) weapons concepts research and component development for the Department of Defense. In the paper, DTRA and MTI present their successes, achieved milestones, lessons learned, and recommendations for re-establishing the gun facility and its 32 MJ pulsed power system. Topics include the design of the facility, the analysis and engineering behind the 90 mm Single Shot Gun (SSG), and the 32 MJ power supply, system performance characteristics, diagnostics and instrumentation

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 1 )