Accession Number : AD0869449

Title :   Study of Development of an Inductive Energy Storage System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 452

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study program undertaken to evaluate the possible configurations of an inductive energy coil system in terms of such parameters as weight, volume, reliability, life, and safety of operation. The use of an inductive energy storage coil allows a significant reduction in weight and volume for those systems requiring high energy bursts for short periods of time. The report shows that, assuming that the particular superconductors investigated in this report operate as theorized, superconducting coils appear to be better in terms of weight and volume than normal conductor coils operating either at liquid helium or liquid nitrogen temperatures. A number of different operating configurations of an inductive energy storage system are examined in terms of variable loads, variable energy levels, and variable duty cycles. Based on the study, it is believed that it is entirely feasible to build an operative inductive energy storage system with only minor development. (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, INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, NIOBIUM COMPOUNDS, TIN COMPOUNDS, TITANIUM COMPOUNDS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE