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  • 3550 Pacific Ave, Livermore, CA 94550
  • Pitzer Cir, West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • 4435 Arbutus Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94588
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Union City, CA

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Hybrid Armature Projectile

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US Patent:
5191164, Mar 2, 1993
Filed:
Apr 1, 1991
Appl. No.:
7/678430
Inventors:
Ronald S. Hawke - Livermore CA
James R. Asay - Los Lunas NM
Clint A. Hall - Albuquerque NM
Carl H. Konrad - Albuquerque NM
Gerald L. Sauve - Berthoud CO
Mohsen Shahinpoor - Albuquerque NM
Allan R. Susoeff - Pleasanton CA
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy - Washington DC
International Classification:
F41B 600
US Classification:
89 8
Abstract:
A projectile for a railgun that uses a hybrid armature and provides a seed block around part of the outer surface of the projectile to seed the hybrid plasma brush. In addition, the hybrid armature is continuously vaporized to replenish plasma in a plasma armature to provide a tandem armature and provides a unique ridge and groove to reduce plasama blowby.

Skirted Projectiles For Railguns

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US Patent:
5275083, Jan 4, 1994
Filed:
Oct 21, 1992
Appl. No.:
7/964473
Inventors:
Ronald S. Hawke - Livermore CA
Allan R. Susoeff - Pleasanton CA
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States
Department of Energy - Washington DC
International Classification:
F41B 600
US Classification:
89 8
Abstract:
A single skirt projectile (20) having an insulating skirt (22) at its rear, or a dual trailing skirt projectile (30, 40, 50, 60) having an insulating skirt (32, 42, 52, 62) succeeded by an arc extinguishing skirt (34, 44, 54, 64), is accelerated by a railgun accelerator 10 having a pair of parallel conducting rails (1a, 1b) which are separated by insulating wall spacers (11). The insulating skirt (22, 32, 42, 52, 62) includes a plasma channel (38). The arc extinguishing skirt (34, 44, 54, 64) interrupts the conduction that occurs in the insulating skirt channel (38) by blocking the plasma arc (3) from conducting current from rail to rail (1a, 1b) at the rear of the projectile (30, 40, 50, 60). The arc extinguishing skirt may be comprised of two plates (36a, 36b) which form a horseshoe wherein the plates are parallel to the rails (1a, b); a chisel-shape design; cross-shaped, or it may be a cylindrical (64). The length of the insulating skirt channel is selected such that there is sufficient plasma in the channel to enable adequate current conduction between the rails (1a, 1b).
Allan R Susoeff from Livermore, CA, age ~79 Get Report