Design and Power Conditioning for the Coil-Gun

Zivan Zabar, Y. Naot, L. Birenbaum, E. Levi, P. N. Joshi

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Abstract

This paper describes the power conditioning scheme for a contactless coilgun called the Linear Induction Launcher (LIL) as an open-loop integrated system. The barrel of the LIL consists of a linear array of coils carrying polyphase currents, These create an electromagnetic wave packet which moves with increasing velocity from breech to muzzle, smoothly accelerating a conductive sleeve which carries a set of azimuthal currents sinusoidally distributed along its length, and which encloses the projectile payload. The power conditioner provides high utilization of energy by transferring energy from capacitor to capacitor simultaneously with the projectile movement. A modular construction of the barrel is described together with laboratory results obtained with a breadboard model of the power conditioner circuit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-631
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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power conditioning
launchers
conditioning
Projectiles
projectiles
capacitors
induction
breadboard models
Capacitors
coils
Modular construction
sleeves
Wave packets
linear arrays
payloads
Electromagnetic waves
wave packets
electromagnetic radiation
energy
Networks (circuits)

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Zabar, Z., Naot, Y., Birenbaum, L., Levi, E., & Joshi, P. N. (1989). Design and Power Conditioning for the Coil-Gun. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 25(1), 627-631. https://doi.org/10.1109/20.22613

Design and Power Conditioning for the Coil-Gun. / Zabar, Zivan; Naot, Y.; Birenbaum, L.; Levi, E.; Joshi, P. N.

In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1989, p. 627-631.

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Zabar, Z, Naot, Y, Birenbaum, L, Levi, E & Joshi, PN 1989, 'Design and Power Conditioning for the Coil-Gun', IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 627-631. https://doi.org/10.1109/20.22613
Zabar, Zivan ; Naot, Y. ; Birenbaum, L. ; Levi, E. ; Joshi, P. N. / Design and Power Conditioning for the Coil-Gun. In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 1989 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 627-631.
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