Accession Number : AD0483724

Title :   A NEW LASER POWER SUPPLY,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PHY SICAL SCIENCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Cason, Charles

Report Date : 01 JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The feasibility of a variety of power supply systems which may be pulsed to deliver the required electrical power to a laser flash tube is considered. Recommendations for a special pile-type battery are made, upon its performance superiority for a minimum advance in technology, as compared to the effectiveness of other systems in an assumed advanced state of development. A specific system is recommended to satisfy the requirements of a proposed flash tube. Output power density of the recommended battery is about 250,000 kw per cubic meter while the recoverable stored electrochemical energy is expected to be more than 75 million joules per cubic meter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONVERSION), (*LASERS, (*POWER SUPPLIES, PULSE GENERATORS), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, FLASH LAMPS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, STORAGE BATTERIES.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE