Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

Electromagnetics have a wide variety of applications in today’s world. Developments such as the railgun and the Hyperloop demonstrate the use of electromagnetism in projectile launchers. The objective of this MQP is to understand the variables and possible issues associated with an electromagnetic launcher through the construction of a ring launcher similar to a coilgun. This project also seeks to measure the optimum parameters to achieve the highest efficiency for a launch and design a self-triggering circuit to allow the launcher to perform without human interaction

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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