Accession Number : ADD008588

Title :   Source-Region Electromagnetic Pulse Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Merkel,George ; Scharl,William D

Report Date : 10 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : These and other objects, features and advantages of the invention are accomplished by a method and apparatus for simulating, in conjunction with a source of ionizing radiation, intense pulsed electromagnetic fields and time varying conductivity caused by the gamma radiation associated with a nuclear detonation. An enclosed space, including the source of ionizing radiation is separated into three spaces, each space separated from the adjacent space by a gas impermeable, radiation permeable barrier. A guided wave structure, pulsed with high voltage pulses in conjunction with the firing of the source of ionizing radiation is disposed adjacent to the barrier separating two of the spaces. A gas-handling system is provided to introduce a selected non-ionizing gas and a selected ionizing gas into the spaces on either side of the barrier adjacent to the guided wave structure. Also provided are field-shaping busbars for shaping the electromagnetic fields in one of the spaces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electromagnetic pulse simulators, Test equipment, Nuclear explosion damage, Electromagnetic environments, Nuclear explosion simulation, Ionization, Compton scattering, Air, Electrical conductivity

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE