Accession Number : ADA193878

Title :   Development of Inductive Storage Pulsed Power Generators.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept. Oct 86-May 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Commisso, Robert J ; Boller, J R ; Cooperstein, G ; Ford, R D ; Goodrich, P J

PDF Url : ADA193878

Report Date : 06 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A pulse generator, Pawn, has been assembled at the Naval Research Laboratory. It employees inductive energy storage and opening switch power conditioning techniques with high energy density capacitors as the primary energy store. The capacitor bank stores 1 MJ at 44 kV. The energy stored in the capacitor bank is transferred to a vacuum storage inductor in 20 microsecs. Wire fuses provide the first stage of pulse compression. Further pulse compression is obtained from a plasma erosion opening switch. Initial results are encouraging. Nearly 0.1 TW of electrical power was delivered to an electron beam diode load in a 100-ns FWHM pulse. A peak voltage at the load of approx. = 350 kV represents a factor of approx. = 14 voltage gain over the initial, 25-kV bank voltage. Keywords: Inductive storage; Fuses.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC POWER, *ENERGY STORAGE, *INDUCTORS, *PULSE GENERATORS, CAPACITORS, DIODES, ELECTRON BEAMS, EROSION, FUSES(ELECTRICAL), HIGH DENSITY, HIGH ENERGY, INDUCED ENVIRONMENTS, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, OPENING(PROCESS), PEAK POWER, PERSONNEL, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), PULSE COMPRESSION, STORAGE, SWITCHES, VACUUM, VOLTAGE, WIRE

Subject Categories : Energy Storage
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE