AFAEMLA-FHEP

Advanced Field Augmented Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator - Focused High Energy Plasma

  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.

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-

    • Length:  2 in + Focusing Coils
    • Height: 1.25 in
    • Width: 3 in

          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:
  • The photos below show the ionized state of the proprietary material that will be utilized for this railgun. These pictures give a glimpse of what the plasma exiting the railgun will look like, only 50ft to 100ft longer, traveling at a few hundred miles per hour, and electromagnetically focused into a smooth "beam like" structure.

    Calculated:

    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)