New Pulsed-power Container System Delivered to Navy

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has delivered the first of multiple pulsed power containers to the U.S. Navy in support of the railgun development and testing program. Each container includes pulsed power modules and a pulsed power control system for ease of integration into the Navy's Command and Control infrastructure.

"Our advanced energy technologies coupled with our expertise in design, manufacturing, and testing enables us to provide the most energy-dense pulsed power systems available today," stated Nick Bucci, vice president of Missile Defense and Space Systems at GA-EMS. "We look forward to delivering the additional pulsed power containers to the Navy to support their testing and to help advance railgun capabilities now and into the future."

GA-EMS is an industry leader in the design of high energy density capacitors, which are the foundation of pulsed power systems. All manufacturing, assembly of the pulsed power modules, container integration, and complete system testing is done by GA-EMS. GA-EMS also recently announced the successful demonstration of record-breaking pulsed power capacitors in a repetitive fire mode, breaking its previous energy content record.

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"We're realizing significant gains in our ability to pack more energy into large-platform capacitors," Bucci continued. "These next generation capacitors will enable significantly higher muzzle energies using a smaller pulsed power footprint, reducing the overall railgun system impact on host platforms."

Source: General Atomics
Date: Sep 16, 2016