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Verma R.,College of Engineering, Pune | Nomula A.P.,ARDE DRDO | Bendre V.S.,College of Engineering, Pune
Proceedings - 2nd International Conference on Computing, Communication, Control and Automation, ICCUBEA 2016 | Year: 2016

This paper reviews the research carried out in the area of hypervelocity projectile launchers and the evolution of the propulsion systems. Theoretical and experimental studies, which have been demonstrated in various papers to investigate the performance and accuracy of variety of propellant based, electrically operated along with the electromagnetic based guns is also discussed. This research entirely focuses on how the guns have overcome the limitations and reinvented the idea to achieve the highest possible muzzle velocity. The advantages and limitations of various hypervelocity guns are discussed, along with the advantages of EM gun over the other conventional technologies used for the military applications.


Pawar P.,College of Engineering, Pune | Patil A.B.,College of Engineering, Pune | Kumar G.,ARDE DRDO | Kumar P.,ARDE DRDO
International Conference on Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Techniques, ICACDOT 2016 | Year: 2017

High current high voltage switches are extensively used for power applications. Electromagnetic launcher (Railgun) requires switching large current in the proper sequence to ensure acceleration of projectiles to attain required velocities. These power applications require current of the order of Mega Ampere for 5-10 ms and hence need special purpose switches. The Spark Gap or Ignitron are conventionally used for power application as a crowbar switch. These switches operate at high voltage and high current capacity but have low reliability, robustness and lifespan. In this paper ignitron as a crowbar switch is replaced by diode switch. This reduced negative overshoot in the current. © 2016 IEEE.


Verma R.,College of Engineering, Pune | Bendre V.,College of Engineering, Pune | Nomula A.P.,ARDE DRDO | Jadhav K.B.,ARDE DRDO
International Conference on Automatic Control and Dynamic Optimization Techniques, ICACDOT 2016 | Year: 2017

In order to monitor the status and get more data of the electromagnetic launch system in the research of the electromagnetic railgun, many signals need to be controlled and acquired, so the computer measure and control system is an essential part of the electromagnetic launcher. Today's more flexible relays combine traditional protection functions and control logic functions inside a single device. Relays that offer this functionality can be used to develop entire control schemes. LabVIEW from National Instruments (NI) was selected as the control software for the EML system. This paper also reviews the sequential triggering concepts. © 2016 IEEE.


Ram Krishna R.V.S.,DIAT DU | Kumar R.,ARDE DRDO
AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications | Year: 2015

In this paper, a dual polarized slot antenna for ultra wideband applications is proposed. The slot has an overall shape of a square ring whose four arms are identical and stepped rectangular. While two adjacent arms of the ring are microstrip fed and are responsible for the orthogonally polarized fields, the other two arms are introduced to make the structure symmetric and reduce the cross polarization. The impedance matching and isolation are controlled by properly shaping the slot arms and the feed section and by insertion of several narrow metallic and slot stubs. The measured impedance bandwidth is 116% (from 3.2 GHz to 12.0 GHz) for both the ports. The isolation is better than 20 dB from 4.4 GHz onwards. With the help of radiation patterns and electric field distribution inside the slot, the dual polarized nature of the antenna is justified. A modified design having measured isolation of 18 dB from 3.5 GHz onwards is also presented. With compact features, huge impedance bandwidth, good isolation and acceptable cross polar levels along the boresight direction, the antenna is expected to be useful for UWB transmission incorporating MIMO, radar and medical imaging applications. © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

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