AFAEMLA-FHEP

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AFAEMLA-FHEP

The fourth conceptual railgun design. It will have a short barrel lined with strong neodymium permanent magnets to increase the force on the plasma armature. A series of focusing coils will be affixed to the end of the barrel in an effort to focus and condense the exiting plasma via magnetic and induction forces. Acronyms are fun.

Several Projectile Material Types are to be tested

Status: ON HOLD

STATS:

General:

  • Designation: AFAEMLA-FHEP
  • Name: Advanced Field Augmented Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator – Focused High Energy Plasma
  • Stages: 1
  • Design Type: Portable Unit
  • Loading Type: Breach Loading
  • Switching-Series SCR Bank 2.4 kV
  • Charger Type: High Power Flyback Converter
  • Power Source: 24 V (2 x 12 V) 40 Ah SLA Batteries

Barrel Description:

  • Rail Material: Steel covered Copper
  • Casing Material: Nylon and Low Carbon Steel 1018
  • Field Augmentation Material: N45 1/2 in x 1/2 in x 2 in Neodymium super magnets (replaceable with field augmentation electromagnetic coils if need be).

Dimensions-

  • Unknown

Bore Dimensions-

  • Height: 0.25 in
  • Width: 0.75 in

Capacitors:

  • Number: 8
  • Type: Electrolytic
  • Voltage: 450 V (500 V Surge)
  • Capacitance: 10,000 uF (-10% +30%)
  • ESR: 15.9mOhm 120 Hz 25 C
  • Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 3.0 in
    • Height: 8.63 in

Capacitor Bank:

  • Bank Capacitance: 5,000 uF (-10% +30%)
  • Bank Voltage: 2.0 kV
  • Bank ESR: 31.8 mOhm 120 Hz 25 C

Projectile Material:

  • Unknown

Calculated:

  • NA

Total Stored Energy At:

  • 1.8 kV (450 V Per Capacitor)   8,100 J  (8.1 kJ)
  • 2.0 kV (500 V Per Capacitor)   10,000 J  (10 kJ)