EMLA-III-P

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EMLA-III-P

The third conceptual railgun design. It uses 10 450 V (525 V max) 2900 uF (approx.) capacitors in series charged to 900-1050 V to create a stored energy level of about 3-4 kilojoules. It employs the same barrel as the EMLA-II-P.

STATS:

General:

  • Designation: EMLA-III-P
  • Name: Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator III- Plasma
  • Stages: 1
  • Design Type: Soon to be Portable Unit
  • Loading Type: Breach Loading
  • Switching-SCR 1200 V 27 kA 1 ms 32.4 MW Pulse
  • Charger Type: Inverter and Voltage Multiplier Unit

Barrel Description (Soon to be Replaced):

  • Rail Material: Steel
  • Casing Material: Plexiglas 0.005 m
  • Support Material: 18 x  3/8 in Steel Bolts, Washers, and Nuts

Dimensions-

  • Length: 0.460 m
  • Height: 0.012 m
  • Width: 0.004 m

Bore Dimensions-

  • Height: 0.015 m
  • Width: 0.015 m

Capacitor Bank:

  • Capacitance(approx.): 7,250 uF
  • Voltage: 900 VDC-1050 VDC
  • ESR(approx.): 18 mOhm 120 Hz 25 C
  • ESL(approx.): 10 nH

Measured:

  • No measurements

Calculated:

  • Stored Energy At:
  • – 900V         2936 J
  • – 1050V       3997 J

Future Goals:

  • Denser Plasma Capability
  • Eventual Portability
  • Higher Stored Energy Level
  • Consistent Results
  • General Concepts Building