Accession Number : AD0477626


Title :   CONSTANT OBLIQUE FIELD ELECTROSTATIC GENERATOR.


Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1.


Corporate Author : COSMIC INC GAITHERSBURG MD


Report Date : Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Studies were made to prove that substantial power may be obtained from the brushless oblique field electrostatic generator operated in a vacuum environment. Such a goal is dictated by the requirement for a space power supply which would be capable of high rotating speed, operation at high temperature, high power-to-weight ratio and high efficiency. The models of the electrostatic generators which have been built previously have either shown encouraging power-to-weight ratios in a gaseous environment or have shown the potential of high efficiency, but found unacceptable by virtue of a very low power-to-weight ratio. This report summarizes the principle of operation of the generator, describes the analytical work accomplished and gives some of the test data which were obtained with a preliminary model. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ELECTROSTATIC GENERATORS , *AEROSPACE CRAFT , POWER SUPPLIES , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , MODEL TESTS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE