EMLA-III-P

Electromagnetic Linear Accelerator 3 Plasma Class

>20ft Plasma Shot at 70% Full Energy Storage


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 2 x 0.460 m steel rails, a grove type Plexiglas casing, and 16 bolt assembly.

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

    ^ A bit of barrel damage was sustained after the last firing. ^  

    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