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dc.contributor.authorNolting, Eugene Ellis
dc.contributor.authorMaier, William Bryan II
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Gene
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-20T22:14:13Z
dc.date.available2014-08-20T22:14:13Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-10
dc.identifier.otherPatent No: US 8,746,120 B1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43067
dc.descriptionPatenten_US
dc.description.abstractA device and method which combine electromagnetic accel eration with acceleration by high-pres sure gases derived from chemical energy to achieve high slug speeds. In one embodi ment the device includes a cylindrical metal tube having an outer diameter and an inner diameter and a central channel; at least one conductive coil surrounding the metal tube; a metal slug disposed within the central channel; a conducting central electrode, having a centrally formed cavity; a conducting rod having at least one cavity including a propellant, wherein a ?rst portion of the conducting rod is attached to the metal slug at a connection point, a second portion of the conducting rod extends between the metal slug and the central electrode, and a third portion of the conducting rod extends within the cavity of the central electrode such that a space is formed between the end of the third portion and the back of the cavity within the central electrode; and an insulator disposed within the central channel and surrounding the conducting central elec trode and the second portion of the conducting rod except at the connection point. When a current is applied to the metal tube, the central electrode, and the at least one conductive coil causes the conducting rod to break with resultant generation of a plasma which ignites the propellant such that the energy from the propellant and electromagnetic forces accelerate the slug to speeds greater than are achievable by the propellant alone.en_US
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dc.publisherUnited States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, DC (US)en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleBoosted Electromagnetic Device and Method to Accelerate Solid Metal Slugs to High Speedsen_US
dc.typePatenten_US
dc.contributor.corporateMonterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.corporateMonterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School


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