General Atomics Subsidiary Demos Record-Breaking Pulsed Power Capacitor; Nick Bucci Comments

General AtomicsA General Atomics subsidiary has developed and demonstrated new pulsed power capacitors that broke a previous energy content world record by more than 20 percent.

The company said Thursday two of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems‘ power capacitor model demonstrated a capacity to fire 500 shots at 0.115 kilowatts per hour in repetitive fire mode and continues to test the model’s capacity to support railgun mission requirements.

“With over (0.115 kilowatt hours) of energy content in a single capacitor, we’re making significant gains in overall energy density to engineer and manufacture pulsed power systems to suit the more compact platform footprints of next generation railgun weapon systems,” said Nick Bucci, GA-EMS vice president of missile defense and space systems.

GA-EMS added the capacitor development will support higher muzzle energies in similar sized pulsed power systems.

Check Also


Smartsheet Collaboration Platform Gets DISA Provisional Authorization at Impact Level 4

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted Smartsheet provisional authorization for the company's collaborative work management platform to support at impact level 4 data in a cloud computing environment.

stock trading

Report: Public Exchange Sets $7.25 as Palantir Reference Price via Direct Listing

Denver-based software company Palantir Technologies is scheduled to debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange through direct listing and NSYE said the company’s listing will have a reference price of $7.25 a share, CNBC reported Tuesday.

John Mengucci CEO CACI International

CACI Gets $59M Task Order to Continue DoD Financial System Support; John Mengucci Quoted

CACI International will continue to help the Department of Defense's comptroller office manage, secure and maintain financial systems under a potential $59M task order. “CACI looks forward to providing DoD budget expertise and technology to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense with comprehensive support in modernizing and maintaining our customer’s critical mission systems," said John Mengucci, president and CEO of CACI and a 2020 Wash 100 awardee.