"DESIGN OF A COIL GUN WITH TRACKING SYSTEM"

Authors

A. Sushma, B. Shiva Teja, M. Anush & K. Madhu Mohan Chary
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

K. Ankamma Rao, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA. 

Abstract

Having strong armed forces and the need to protect the people against various threats is important. Our objective is to design and develop a weapon which is more accurate, reliable and safe to use. In this perspective, a coil gun is designed which has capability to accelerate a ferromagnetic projectile to high velocity in shortest time possible, added with a target tracking system to shoot down the target with high speed and accuracy. Coil guns use a strong magnetic field to accelerate ferromagnetic projectiles. Tracking system is used to enhance its application and it is achieved by image processing using machine vision camera. The whole setup can be mounted on a portable vehicle and controlled with a remote. This weapon is capable of achieving high velocities than conventional systems and propellant less firing that is capable of firing moving targets and also can be remotely controlled.All the safety measures are ensured while doing this project.