Uses gigahertz frequencies generated by a magnetron or higher powered virtual cathode oscillator, gyrotron or other exotic means. The higher the frequency the more beam directional control is possible.
Advanced project shows in detail how to utilize a micro-wave oven to construct a powerful source of directional microwaves. These plans are written with detail given to the mathematical equations necessary to design the horn antenna.
This project can be a tremendous study aid in the field of high power microwaves. Unfortunately it should only be attempted by those familiar with high voltage and high power radio frequency circuits.
All strategic parts are available through us on a special request.
You must make contact to verify age and identity. The experience builder can perform many interesting and bizarre feats with device.
|Electromagnetic Cannon/Mass Launcher|
|The Mass Launcher fires a 4-ounce projectile to a velocity capable of splitting a 1 x 2″ pine board on impact.|
A lighter projectile can be fired at considerably higher velocity. Device uses stored electrical energy accumulated on a capacitor bank and switched into the accelerator coil (THOMPSON COIL) by a special three terminal triggered spark switch. The accelerator coil induces a very high amperage current in the projectile that now sets up its own magnetic field that opposes that in the coil causing a repulsive moment of accelerative force on the projectile.
The Mass Launcher uses a flat spiral coil arranged with a vertical flyway and wooden support base. The projectile used is on the heavy side weighing in at over 4 ounces. Its geometry is a flat aluminum washer that is of the same size as the coil. This geometry provides maximum coupling and optimizes electric to kinetic efficiency. Initial velocity is over 300 fps but quickly drops off due to the poor aero dynamics of the projectile shape. A piece of 2 foot long 2 x 1 inch pine board placed on the flyway tube will be easily split by projectile impact.
Projectile may be retained on a flyway for repeating display or free flying.
- Demonstrates Electro/Mag/Kinetic Reactions
- Lossless Charging/Triggered Spark Switch
- Demonstrates the LORENTZ Forces
- Easily Scaled Up for More Serious Research
- Accelerates a 4 oz. Object Using a Mag Pulse
- Basic System Includes 1250 Joule Energy Source
- Excellent for “ACTION” Museum Displays
For Museums, Attention Getting Displays, Action Science Projects and Serious Research. We will assist in installation and setup. Call for details.
MASS LAUNCHER SUBASSEMBLIES (all of these are included with complete mass launcher):