Accession Number : AD0624707

Title :   THE ROLE OF INDUCTANCE IN SUPERCONDUCTING ENERGY STORAGE CIRCUITS.

Descriptive Note : Memo. rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hanrahan,D. J.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The zero-resistance property of superconducting circuits makes inductance a decisive parameter. The performance of a superconductor energy storage system is marred by the presence of inductance in either the superconducting switch or the load. Both kinds of inductance result in an energy loss. The superconducting switch should be made non-inductive, but the normal resistance of the switch also causes an energy loss. The effects of both load inductance and finite switch resistance may be minimized by a current-step-down output transformer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUCTANCE, SUPERCONDUCTORS), (*SUPERCONDUCTORS, INDUCTANCE), ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, CIRCUITS, POWER EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE