Accession Number : ADA309405

Title :   Innovative Pulsed Power Diagnostics for Radiation Simulators.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 30 Sep 94-29 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : BERKELEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CA

Personal Author(s) : Pereira, Nino R.

PDF Url : ADA309405

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This report describes the accomplishments during the first year of Contract DNA001-94-C-0196. The various x ray spectrometers progress quite well. Our subcontractor, Physics International has successfully tested the time resolved soft x ray crystal spectrometer, using a borrowed streak camera. This instrument will be purchased, configured in the appropriate way, and used for PRS tests next year. Likewise, the spatially resolved hard x ray spectrometer is progressing very well. Time integrated tests agree with expectations. A prototype scintillator fiberoptic dose rate monitor for this instrument has been built, and works well. Further tests are planned on DM1 in the near future. The current diagnostic for high linear current, the responsibility of our subcontractor MRC, can be a carefully designed B-dot probe. The originally proposed diagnostic, based on measuring the shock from magnetic pressure, will receive less emphasis. The voltage meter using ion range filtering is waiting for the a scintillator fiberoptic dose rate monitor and an optical streak camera. A simple debris diagnostic has shown that debris from an aluminum pinch on Phoenix penetrates only about 3 mg/cm2 of material, irrespective of debris size.

Descriptors :   *PINCH EFFECT, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE SIMULATORS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DEBRIS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), X RAY DIAGNOSTICS, ALUMINUM, SOFT X RAYS, SPECTROMETERS, MAGNETIC FORCES, BREMSSTRAHLUNG, STREAK CAMERAS, HARD X RAYS.

Subject Categories : Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE