Flywheel motor/generator set as an energy source for coil launchers

A. Balikci, Z. Zabar, D. Czarkowski, E. Levi, L. Birenbaum

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This paper deals with the design of a flywheel motor/generator set as an energy source for an eight-section hypervelocity linear induction coil launcher. The paper presents a conceptual design of the flywheel motor-generator set which use a structure that was chosen from the literature. A previously developed simulation program was modified to include the generator equivalent circuit and its flywheel inertia. A few simulation results are also included in the paper to demonstrate the applicability of the concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-283
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1 I
StatePublished - Jan 2001
Event10th Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML) Symposium - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2000Apr 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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