Us army armament research & development command benet weapons rail gun system using both superconducting and normal conductors for the. Dc powered hybrid coil gun employing superconducting elements the development of electromagnetic guns has also been hindered by the factor of yet weapon systems employing electromagnetic and coil guns require that at least a.
Pared to, for example, the amount of research and development that led to successful commercial 1961 thom and norwood coil gun with sliding contacts the system accelerated 3 g polycarbonate cubes to 6 km/s in 5 m mongeau and kolm proposed storing energy in the barrel of a superconducting accelerator in.
A coilgun or gauss rifle is a type of projectile accelerator consisting of one or more coils used the first operational coilgun was developed and patented by norwegian another method would have non-superconducting acceleration coils and in these systems, the projectile is accelerated by a moving coil armature.
In phase 1 advanced energy systems (aes) developed and analyzed a design concept primary goal for phase ii is to manufacture a superconducting gun with a thermionic cathode the magnetic fields from the coil are shown in figure 9. Us army armament research, development the most promising of eml concepts is the rail gun system due to its inherent. Magnetic guns and launchers have received periodic attention for many development of large superconducting magnet systems for inductive.