Novel light gas gun with minimal timing jitter

Laabs, Gary W.; Funk, David J.; Asay, Blaine W.
January 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Jan1996, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p195
Academic Journal
Describes the design of a gas gun capable of delivering a projectile on target within a time window of 60 microsecond, and up to velocities of 182 meters per second. Use of a prepressurized brass projectile held in place with a glass rod in compression; Fracture of the glass rod at a precise time using an explosive detonator.


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