Barry's Coilguns 

Mark 4

Estimating TimingWe want to estimate the required acceleration time period. TimingThis crude approximation will confirm if the LC timing estimates are in the appropriate range. Assume:
Solution:
Put 1) and 2) together to get: t = 2d/v At 50 fps:
At 200 fps:
This means that a current pulse between 1 and 7 milliseconds is necessary to match the required acceleration time. This timing does fit well into the energy calculations used elsewhere. 



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