Energy recovery pulse forming network
Martino, Christopher Adrian
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An energy recovery pulse forming network and method that recovers at least a portion of the energy in a railgun by tran sferring energy dissipated from the railgun inductance back to an initial source of the energy, such as an input capacitor, for use by the network. This reduces the amount of energy required from an external power source to charge the input capacitor during subsequent railgun firings.
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Feliciano, Allan S. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2001-12);A naval electromagnetic railgun would be a considerable asset against a littoral environment. By accelerating projectiles to 3 km/s, a naval railgun would be capable of reaching 300-400 nautical miles. Problems such as ...
Comparison of two railgun power supply architectures to quantify the energy dissipated after the projectile leaves the railgun Stewart, Mitchell C. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-06);Railgun muzzle flash, or post-fire arcing, is a major concern to the Navy because of the potential associated thermal stresses. In this thesis, we compared two railgun power supplies in Matlab Simulink to quantify their ...
Black, Jesse H. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03);This thesis presents a solid state thyristor switched power supply capable of providing 50 kJ from a high voltage capacitor to a railgun. The efficiency with which energy is transferred from a power supply to a projectile ...