Accession Number : AD0857308

Title :   Airborne MHD Generator Development. One Megawatt Diagonal Conducting Wall MHD Generator.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 67-31 Aug 68,

Corporate Author : CHRYSLER CORP HUNTSVILLE AL HUNTSVILLE SPACE OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Pape, Thomas A.

Report Date : 12 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : The objective of the contract is to establish the performance of a lightweight MHD generator system for airborne applications and perform a Systems Definition Study of an operational illumination system. To meet this objective, designs were completed for two one-megawatt heat-sink channels, two conductivity channels, one water-cooled channel and one regeneratively fuel-cooled channel. A 250 kilowatt arc illuminator was also designed for use as a load. Fabrication and assembly were completed on one of the heat-sink channels and two conductivity channels. Conductivity/combustor tests were made using the first conductivity channel to measure performance. Thermal tests and flow tests were conducted on the first heat-sink channel and a model of the water-cooled channel. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NIGHT WARFARE, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, ILLUMINATION, AIRBORNE, SUPERCONDUCTORS, MAGNETS, COMBUSTION CHAMBERS, HEAT SINKS, JET ENGINE FUELS, LIQUEFIED GASES, OXYGEN, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE