Accession Number : AD1017294

Title :   Evaluation of the US Army Research Laboratory Squeeze 5 Magnetic Flux Compression Generator

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2013,30 Sep 2016

Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s) : Bartkowski, Peter ; Berning,Paul ; Halsey,Seth

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The US Army Research Laboratory has a program to develop a Magnetic Flux Compression device capable of generating a 2 mega-ampere peak output current. This report details the experimental results of the Squeeze 5 device. The objective was to improve the output current and operating efficiency over the previous Squeeze 4 device. Several different loss mechanisms were evaluated, such as magnetic field diffusion, armature cracking, high-voltage insulation, and electrical arcing.

Descriptors :   magnetic flux , compression , diffusion , high voltage , EFFICIENCY , CRACKING (FRACTURING) , ELECTRICAL INSULATION , armatures , high pressure

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE