Evaluation of a Superconducting Augmented Rail-Type Electromagnetic Launch System

X. Huang, Y. Li, J. Zhang, J. Zhou, Y. Fang, J. Li, H. Zhang

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In this paper, a superconducting augmented rail-type electromagnetic launch system (SAREML) is proposed due to its inherent advantages in terms of lower current, smaller rail ablation, higher propulsive force, and higher energy efficiency. A superconducting coil to enhance the magnetic field was designed and analyzed. The inductance was calculated using the finite element method. Then, the mathematic model of a superconducting augmented linear propulsion system was established. The MATLAB/Simulink model was built accordingly. The dynamic simulations were carried out. The results demonstrated that a SAREML with superconducting augmentation is more effective.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7547925
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


  • Driving force
  • inductance gradient
  • rail type electromagnetic launcher
  • superconducting augment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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