Accession Number : AD0869980

Title :   A Reentry-Simulation Control System for an 18-Megawatt Direct Current Power Plant.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dickerson,L. L.

Report Date : 08 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A description is given of the control system for the U. S. Army Missile Command 8000-megawatt plasma facility. This includes a set of six 65-kilowatt, three-phase, phase-controlled thyristor amplifiers which, together with control and digital multiplexing components, regulate the field currents of the six power generators in the plasma facility. Problems encountered in the design of the control system were related to the establishment of stability, accuracy (2 percent), and speed of response (system time constant approximately 0.13 second) in the facility. Sufficient details are given to permit a working understanding of the system's structure and design concepts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST FACILITIES, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY), (*PLASMA GENERATORS, *CONTROL SYSTEMS), WIND TUNNELS, PLASMA JETS, SIMULATION, TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIERS, GENERATORS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE