Flywheel motor/generator set as an energy source for coil launchers

A. Balikci, Zivan Zabar, Dariusz Czarkowski, E. Levi, L. Birenbaum

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This paper deals with the design of a flywheel motor/generator set as an energy source for an eight-section hypervelocity linear induction coil launcher. The paper presents a conceptual design of the flywheel motor-generator set which use a structure that was chosen from the literature. A previously developed simulation program was modified to include the generator equivalent circuit and its flywheel inertia. A few simulation results are also included in the paper to demonstrate the applicability of the concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1 I
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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