Accession Number : AD1043711

Title :   Converting Existing Copper Wire Firing System to a Fiber Optically Controlled Firing System for Electromagnetic Pulsed Power Experiments

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,30 Sep 2017

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

Personal Author(s) : Borys, Robert Jr ; Adams,Colby

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Report Date : 19 Dec 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : To safely conduct high-voltage pulsed-power experiments in Experimental Facility 167 (EF 167), the existing firing system needed alterations. The copper firing line of the range provided a current path from the experimental chamber to the control room, posing a risk to operators and equipment. To circumvent this hazard, the copper firing line was replaced by an optical fiber, effectively isolating the control room from electrical hazard. Implementation of the new fiber system used much of the existing resources in EF 167, making this an improvement that can be implemented in any range requiring electrical isolation with a quick turnaround and at low cost.

Descriptors :   fiber optics , electromagnetism , costs , pulsed power

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE