Accession Number : AD0869448

Title :   Inductive Energy Storage System Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MAGNETIC CORP OF AMERICA CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Stekly, Z. J. J. ; Lucas, E. J. ; Thome, R. J. ; de Winter, T. A.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 245

Abstract : Inductive energy storage systems to provide a repetitive energy pulse to a multiple non-linear load consisting of twelve flash lamps are studied and optimized. The delivery of a 52000 joule pulse in 400 microseconds at the rate of 5 pps for a total mission length of 3000 pulses. Design variations are considered over a range from 12 to 64 Kj. Pulse lengths of 250 sec and rate of 10 pps are also included. Superconducting coils as well as liquid nitrogen cooled coils are evaluated. Both solenoidal and toroidal geometries are considered in three configurations: (1) each load type is supplied by a separate secondary winding; (2) each load type is connected to a separate coil; and (3) all loads have the same impedance. Helium solenoid systems are the lightest, regardless of configuration, toroidal configurations are heavier than comparable solenoid configurations, capacitors for pulse shaping (if necessary) comprise a significant fraction of total system weight, and switching system weights and operation are imdependent of coil geometry or cryogen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY), (*MAGNET COILS, POWER SUPPLIES), (*SUPERCONDUCTORS, ENERGY), WAVEFORM GENERATORS, CRYOGENICS, XENON LAMPS, PULSES, FLASH LAMPS, STORAGE, INDUCTANCE, AIRBORNE, SHOCK RESISTANCE, VIBRATION, WEIGHT, VOLUME, ELECTRIC WIRE, ELECTRIC CABLES, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, HELIUM, NITROGEN, COPPER, ALUMINUM, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Energy Storage
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE