Accession Number : AD0864037
Title : Magnetic and Electric Field Instrumentation Calibration Facilities.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 65-May 68,
Corporate Author : TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH
Personal Author(s) : Brown, Fred W. ; Trageser, James H.
Report Date : NOV 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : An electric (E) and magnetic (H) field generator facility was designed, developed, fabricated, and installed to provide a means of calibrating instrumentation to measure the E and H fields of simulated nuclear electromagnetic pulses. The E field transducer is a large parallel plate capacitor, and the H field transducer is a modified Helmholtz coil. A set of variable inductors were developed and used in conjunction with fixed capacitors to permit continuous frequency variation of the facility. The facility operation consists basically of charging high-voltage capacitors and then discharging them through inductive or resistive loads by triggered spark-gap switches to produce the desired time-varying voltages and currents. Both fields can be generated in either the continuous wave or the pulse mode. With frequencies between 50 Hz and 10 MHz, the E field transducer can produce field intensities up to 100 kV per meter; and with frequencies between 500 Hz and 1 MHz, the H field transducer can produce field intensities up to 20 gauss. A high degree of spatial field uniformity was exhibited throughout 1-meter-long cylindrical test volumes. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES, MEASUREMENT), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, TRANSIENTS, CALIBRATION, TRANSDUCERS, CAPACITORS, SIMULATION, COILS.
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE