U.S. Navy receives new pulsed power containers to support railgun programNews
September 14, 2016
SAN DIEGO. U.S. Navy officials received the first of multiple pulsed power containers from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) to support the railgun development and testing program. Each container includes pulsed power modules and a pulsed power control system for ease of integration into the Navy's Command and Control infrastructure.
GA-EMS manages the manufacturing, assembly of the pulsed power modules, container integration, and complete system testing. Officials also announced that engineers completed a demonstration of the pulsed power capacitors in a repetitive fire mode.
"We're realizing significant gains in our ability to pack more energy into large-platform capacitors," Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS says. "These next generation capacitors will enable significantly higher muzzle energies using a smaller pulsed power footprint, reducing the overall railgun system impact on host platforms."
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