Accession Number : AD0466360


Title :   DESIGN AND OPERATION OF THE BATTERY POWER SUPPLY OF A HYPERSONIC PROPULSION FACILITY.


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Bunt, E A ; Cusick, R T ; Bennett, L W ; Olsen, H L


Report Date : Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : A power supply composed of 1140 submarine leadacid cells for operating split-ring plasma arcs is discussed in the light of flight simulation requirements. Arc stability was considered in connection with operating limits caused by circuit transients and the onset of the voltage reversal phenomenon. The control equipment includes a water-cooled ballast resistor and special switches to handle the making and breaking functions (which have been separated). Remote operation ensures the basic safety of personnel; numerous additional safety features have been incorporated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STORAGE BATTERIES , HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS , ELECTRIC ARCS , HEATERS , POWER SUPPLIES , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , OPERATION , REMOTE CONTROL , SAFETY , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE