Contoured Gap Coaxial Plasma Guns

BFGfiringContoured gap coaxial plasma guns were originally developed for extremely high velocity (>200 km/s) high mass (>200 microgram) jets for PJMIF and other applications. Current interest is focused on even higher mass (5000 microgram) jets in the 50-100 km/s range. Such guns are now being developed for our ARPA-E ALPHA project.

A Contoured Gap Coaxial Plasma Gun with Injected Plasma Armature