Accession Number : AD0714018

Title :   Operational Testing for the 5.85MV, 185kJ Fast Marx Generator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date : 02 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : A 5.85 MV 185 kJ fast Marx was built and tested. Design, development, construction and initial testing were previously reported. The report covers the continuation and completion of the full scale generator testing. Such testing included the firing of a sufficient number of shots to demonstrate the reliability inherent in an 'advanced design utilizing components, such as switches and capacitors that have been optimized for these applications' and the determination of operating characteristics are: Marx inductance 5.2 micro-H, total series resistance 3.3 ohms, and total erection delay time at full rated voltage, 150 nS. The generator is now being outfitted with a water dielectric, coaxial load and vacuum diode assembly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PULSE GENERATORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SIMULATION), TEST METHODS, ELECTRIC SWITCHES, CAPACITORS, SPARKS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE