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Record 6 of 1599
Electromagnetic Meissner-Effect Launcher
Author and Affiliation:
Robertson, Glen A.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.)
Abstract: Proposed electromagnetic Meissner-effect launching apparatus differs from previous electromagnetic launchers; no need for electromagnet coil on projectile. Result, no need for brush contacts and high-voltage commutation equipment to supply current directly to projectile coil, or for pulse circuitry to induce current in projectile coil if brush contacts not used. Compresses magnetic field surrounding rear surface of projectile, creating gradient of magnetic pressure pushing projectile forward.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1990
Document ID:
19900000176
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 90B10176
Subject Category: MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number: MFS-28323
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 14; 4; P. 64
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: DIAMAGNETISM; LAUNCHERS; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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