Accession Number : ADA301933

Title :   A 4-MJ Mobile Pulse Power Facility for Electrothermal-Chemical (ETC) Gun Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 93-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kutulka, Gary ; Singh, Dave ; Burdalski, Roberrt

PDF Url : ADA301933

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In support of advanced electric gun research in progress within the U.S. Army, a mobile pulsed power system has been developed and made operational as part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) electric gun research facility. This mobile system has a maximum energy storage capability of 4 Mi, and it can deliver gigawatt levels of pulsed power over time periods of several milliseconds. The configuration of the system is that of a pulse-forming network (PFN) that is comprised of a bank of 80 high-energy capacitors, pulse-shaping inductors, switches and other electronic components which are designed to provide a variety of pulsed power profiles for electric propulsion research. The prime power for the PFN consists of a 1-MW diesel generator interconnected with a 27-kV constant voltage power supply. The system is controlled and monitored with electronic instrumentation from a remote control station which makes use of optical fiber signal transmission techniques. Recently acquired experimental pulsed power data from the facility are presented and discussed.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC GUNS, STATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ARMY RESEARCH, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, RESEARCH FACILITIES, PROFILES, PULSES, CONFIGURATIONS, MOBILE, INSTRUMENTATION, POWER, GUNS, ENERGY STORAGE, REMOTE CONTROL, ELECTRIC PROPULSION, POWER DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE