On the Design of Coilguns for Super-Velocity Launchers

@article{Balikci2007OnTD,
  title={On the Design of Coilguns for Super-Velocity Launchers},
  author={Abdulkadir Balikci and Zivan Zabar and Leo Birenbaum and Dariusz Czarkowski},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Magnetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={107-110}
}
This paper deals with the design of a super-velocity launcher with muzzle velocity up to 8 km/s. It addresses the design specifications of the linear induction section of the launcher having a 4-km/s breech velocity, and utilizing a projectile weighing 1 kg. The overall launcher is a hybrid design, using a gas gun to obtain the initial 4-km/s speed at the input to the coil launcher. The design sequence starts with the maximum temperature allowed by the sleeve material; continues by selecting… CONTINUE READING
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