Accession Number : ADD003946

Title :   High Power Pulse Compression Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stewart,Alexander G

Report Date : 11 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method and apparatus for compressing high intensity current pulses and for providing an impedance transformation which increases the magnitude of the current of the pulses. A pulse is injected into a transmission line and after the pulse energy is converted to entirely electrostatic form the transmission line is discharged along the length thereof instead of out the end. The transmission line may be longitudinal, or in the shape of a torus, and the discharging may be either synchronous or asynchronous. The method and apparatus may be useful in compressing deuterium/tritium pellets to the point of nuclear burn. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pulse compression, *Pulse generators, High power, Nuclear fusion, Deuterium, Tritium, Electric current, Electric arcs

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE