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An Exploding Wire Hypervelocity Projector

  • Victor E. Scherrer
Conference paper

Abstract

In this paper we describe a novel method of accelerating projectiles to hypervelocities by using exploding wires. The hypervelocity projector described is based on ideas acquired and data obtained from exploding wire work carried out at the Naval Research Laboratory [1] in 1957 and from work carried out more recently at Technical Operations, Inc. For background purposes, we propose to describe briefly these early experiments and then to discuss our more recent results.

Keywords

Technical Operation Naval Research Laboratory Streak Camera Lead Target Projectile Velocity 
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    V. E. Scherrer, I. Vitkovitsky, R. O’Rouke, C. Dobbie, and W.R. Faust, unpublished work done at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor E. Scherrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical Operations, IncorporatedBurlingtonUSA

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