Accession Number : ADA262585


Title :   Applications of Digital and Optoelectronic Circuits to Electrothermal- Chemical Gun System Facilities


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 91-Dec 92


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Katulka, G L ; DelGuercio, M ; Khong, T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262585.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Electrothermal-chemical (ETC) gun systems require highly specialized control and diagnostics hardware due to their extraordinary electrical pulsed- power requirements. Specifically, the initial electrical energy level of the power supply should be measurable and the means for operators to safely control high-voltage equipment must be available. As a result, several control systems needed to perform the stated functions have been studied, developed, and experimentally proven in the ETC gun facilities of the Army Research Laboratory. One recent experimental program involving a Navy-owned 60-mm ETC gun relied heavily upon some of the techniques which are introduced here. Problems associated with laboratory operations lacking appropriate hardware are addressed and the fundamental behavior of the control systems investigated are described.. .. Electrothermal, Electrothermal-chemical, Control systems, Pulse-forming networks, Diagnostic equipment.


Descriptors :   *DIGITAL SYSTEMS , *CIRCUITS , *GUNS , *ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES , FUNCTIONS , REQUIREMENTS , OPTICAL EQUIPMENT , CONTROL SYSTEMS , NETWORKS , COMPUTERS , NAVY , FACILITIES , VOLTAGE , PULSES , OPERATION , POWER SUPPLIES , ELECTRIC POWER , DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT , SUPPLIES , ENERGY LEVELS , HIGH VOLTAGE , ELECTRIC GUNS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Guns
      Electricity and Magnetism


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE