Accession Number : ADA015892


Title :   Design, Construction and Testing of a Pulsed High Energy Inductive Superconducting Energy Storage System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 1971-4 Apr 1975


Corporate Author : MAGNETIC CORP OF AMERICA WALTHAM MA


Personal Author(s) : Lucas, E J ; Punchard, W F ; Margosian, P M ; Thome, R J ; Camille, R J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a015892.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 292


Abstract : Major problems associated with inductive energy storage systems operated at high repetition rates include: breaking high currents in inductive circuits; developing a low loss superconductor and from it building a coil which remains superconducting during the rapid charge period; and building a low heat leak non-conducting dewar. Theoretical analyses concerning conductor energy losses, transient heating effects, electrical circuits, and switch actuation, were conducted. To confirm these analyses experiments were conducted on model non-conducting dewars and 1 and 7 kJ stored energy model coils using a pneumatically actuated vacuum interrupter.


Descriptors :   *SUPERCONDUCTORS , *ENERGY STORAGE , HIGH ENERGY , ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION , PULSES , POWER SUPPLIES , LOSSES , SWITCHING , SUPERCONDUCTIVITY , MAGNET COILS , DEWAR FLASKS , INTERRUPTERS


Subject Categories : Energy Storage


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE