EMLA-II-P
Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator 2-Plasma

EMLA-II-P

The second conceptual plasma railgun design. It uses 240 photoflash capacitors charged to 340 V to create a stored energy level of over a kilojoule. It employs 2 x .460 m steel rails, a grove type Plexiglas casing, and 16 bolt assembly.

STATS:

  • General:
    • Designation: EMLA-II-P
    • Name: Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator II- Plasma
    • Stages: 1
    • Design Type: Non-portable Unit
    • Loading Type: Breach Loading
    • Switching-Custom High Current Relay
    • Charger Type: Wall Voltage Multiplier Unit

  • Barrel Description:
    • 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
  • Capacitors:
    • Capacitance: 20,400 uF
    • Voltage: 340 VDC
  • Projectile:
    • Projectile Type: Aluminum based Plasma Projectile

    Measured:

    • No measurements

    Calculated:

    • Stored Energy: 1,179 J

    Future Goals:

    • Longer Life Expectancy Spring Driven Contact Switch
    • Projectile Capability
    • Solenoid Injection
    • Eventual Portability
    • Higher Stored Energy Level
    • Maximized Efficiency
    • Ideal Rail Material Experimentation (Iron, Steel, Aluminum)
    • General Concepts Building