PA-III-B

PA-III-B Concept

CONCEPT

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CONSTRUCTION

PA-III-B

SCHEMATIC

PA-III-B

Status: Completed 11/27/08

The PA-3 was the last camera circuit driven gun, as well as the last <100 J Pulse Accelerator. It was designed to be as small and as  energy efficient as possible. It was the first semi-automatic in the PA series.

STATS:

  • General:
    • Designation: PA-III-B
    • Name: Pulse Accelerator 3 B
    • Stages: 2 (Injector and Primary Accelerator)
    • Design Type: Handgun
    • Loading Type: Autoloader Solenoid/Magazine
    • Switching Type: 12 V 30 A Relay
    • Trigger: Contact Spring
    • Charging-2 D (3 V Total)
    • Relay-1 12 V N
    • Charger Type: 4 Mini Camera Circuits (Kodak Blue)
  • Coil Description:
    • Injector Coil Design: 22 gauge, 18 layer, 30 mm Length
    • Primary Coil Design: 22 gauge, 18 layer, 26 mm Length
  • Capacitors:
    • Injector Coil-
      • Capacitance: 120 uF
      • Voltage: 400 VDC ( To 450 V)
    • Primary Accelerator-
      • Capacitance: 330 uF
      • Voltage: 400 VDC ( To 450 V)
  • Projectile:
    • Projectile Type: Sharpened Steel Nail (Standardized)
    • Diameter: 6.8 mm
    • Length: 22 mm (+-2 mm)
    • Mass: 5.4 g
  • Est Measured:
    • Exit Velocity: 20 m/s
    • Load Time: 3s
  • Calculated:
    • Stored Energy: 46 J
    • Kinetic Energy: 1.1 J
    • Weapon Efficiency: 2.4%
    • Momentum:0.11 kg*m/s
    • Charger Power (New Batteries): 15 W
  • Resulting Improvements:
    • POWER
    • Effeciency