Omni-directional railguns

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This invention is comprised of a device for electromagetically accelerating projectiles. The invention features two parallel conducting circular plates, a plurality of electrode connections to both upper and lower plates, a support base, and a projectile magazine. A projectile is spring-loaded into a firing position concentrically located between the parallel plates. A voltage source is applied to the plates to cause current to flow in directions defined by selectable, discrete electrode connections on both upper and lower plates. Repulsive Lorentz forces are generated to eject the projectile in a 360 degree range of fire.

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Shahinpoor, M. December 31, 1994.

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  • Sandia National Laboratories
    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This invention is comprised of a device for electromagetically accelerating projectiles. The invention features two parallel conducting circular plates, a plurality of electrode connections to both upper and lower plates, a support base, and a projectile magazine. A projectile is spring-loaded into a firing position concentrically located between the parallel plates. A voltage source is applied to the plates to cause current to flow in directions defined by selectable, discrete electrode connections on both upper and lower plates. Repulsive Lorentz forces are generated to eject the projectile in a 360 degree range of fire.

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15 p.

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OSTI as DE96005186

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1994

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  • Other: DE96005186
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8186067
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 206916
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665397

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  • December 31, 1994

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Shahinpoor, M. Omni-directional railguns, patent, December 31, 1994; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665397/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.