PAR-I

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CONCEPT

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CONSTRUCTION

PAR-1

Status: Completed 10/01/08

The PAR-1 incorporates a single 400 V 470 uF Capacitor and 12 layer 22 gauge coil. Initially it fired a 30 mm round at 27 m/s, projectile length was reduced to 25 mm and velocity was increased to 29 m/s resulting in a decrease in efficiency from 6.1% to 6.0%, an acceptable loss. The rifle also includes a targeting laser and LED flashlight, the switch is located near the gun’s handle for easy Off/Laser/LED switching.

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STATS:

  • General:
    • Designation: PAR-1
    • Name: Pulse Accelerator Rifle I
    • Stages: 1
    • Design Type: Rifle
    • Loading Type: Bolt Action/Magazine
    • Switching Type: 12V 30A Relay
    • Charging-8 C (3V Total)
    • Relay Power-2 9V (9V Total)(Permanently encased)
    • Charger Type: 6 Camera Circuits (Kodak Blue)
  • Coil Description:
    • Coil Design: 12 Layer, 30 mm Length
  • Capacitors:
    • Capacitance: 470 uF
    • Voltage: 400 VDC (Charged to 450 VDC)
  • Projectile:
    • Projectile Type: Machined Steel Nail (Standardized)
    • Diameter: 6.8 mm
    • Length: 25 mm
    • Mass: 6.8 g
  • Measured:
    • Exit Velocity: 29 m/s
    • Fire Rate: 60RPM
  • Calculated:
    • Stored Energy: 48 J
    • Kinetic Energy:  2.9 J
    • Weapon Efficiency: 6.0 %
    • Momentum: 0.2 kg*m/s
    • Charger Power (New Batteries): 48 W
    • Charger Efficiency (Experimental Data): 16%

Resulting Improvements Needed:

  • Multi-Stage Design
  • Higher Kinetic Energy Output (4-5 J)
  • Better Power Source Utilization ( 85-95% Charger Efficiency)
  • Auto-loader Integration
  • Discrete Design (Handgun)
  • Higher Stored Energy (>200 J)