Accession Number : ADA317693

Title :   Improved Threat Correlation from Higher Fidelity X-Ray Sources on Saturn.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 29 Sep 92-28 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE RESEARCH LAB INC SOMERVILLE MA

Personal Author(s) : Greene, Phillip

PDF Url : ADA317693

Report Date : 01 NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A summary of the development of a Metal Plasma Source (MPS) with proposed applications as the imploding PRS load on a high current z-pinch is presented. The load design is comprised of an array of Metal Vapor Vacuum Arc (MEVVA) sources which produce high density (about 5 x 10(exp 16) ions/cc) titanium plasmas as demonstrated by two independent diagnostics. The MEVVA array, which has much greater azimuthal uniformity than a wire array of comparable diameter, delivers an annular load with selectable total mass and average diameter over of useful range of values. Also presented is a design for a novel Nested Shell load which utilizes the MPS as the inner shell. This Nested Shell has the possibility of leading to higher density, higher temperature pinches than are presently achieved with standard loads.

Descriptors :   *PLASMA DEVICES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE SIMULATORS, WIRE, ARRAYS, CORRELATION, HIGH DENSITY, TITANIUM, METAL VAPORS.

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE