Design, construction, testing, and performance evaluation of a small-ore plasma-arc-driven electromagnetic railgun system are described. The railgun system, which is intended for injecting high-velocity hydrogen pellets into the magnetic fusion devices for the purpose of refueling, has two acceleration stages. One consists of a gas gun preaccelerator and the other a railgun booster accelerator. The plasma-arc armature is formed behind the pellet by electrically discharging the propellant gas following the pellet into the railgun from the gas gun.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Issue number||2 pt 2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
|Event||Sel Pap from the 9th Int Vac Congr and the 5th Int Conf on Solid Surf - Madrid, Sp|
Duration: Sep 26 1983 → Oct 1 1983
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