Accession Number : ADA460910


Title :   Directed Energy HPM, PP, & PPS Efforts: Magnetized Target Fusion - Field Reversed Configuration


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 3 Jun 2003-30 Jun 2006


Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM


Personal Author(s) : Grabowski, Theodore C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a460910.pdf


Report Date : 04 Aug 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 124


Abstract : This effort continued MTF-FRC experimental work at Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL's) FRX-L (Field Reversed eXperiment -- Liner) facility and the start-up of a parallel experimental effort for forming and translation Field Reversed Configurations (FRCs) at AFRL's Building 322 on Kirtland Air Force Base. This effort also included developing an improved Crowbar switch to reduce modulation of the main discharge used to form the FRCs, as well as considerable design and construction of other FRC formation hardware. In addition, two liner-on-vacuum implosion experiments were also performed on the Shiva Star High Energy Capacitor Bank to verify the scheme that has been proposed to adiabatically compress and heat the FRCs to fusion-relevant densities and temperatures. This scheme used a deformable liner-electrode contact instead of the standard sliding contact in order to allow the placement of an aperture in the electrode that is sufficiently large (8 cm diameter) to enable FRC injection into the liner interior.


Descriptors :   *MAGNETIZATION , *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS , *FLUXES(FUSION) , COILS , MAGNETIC FIELDS , ADIABATIC CONDITIONS , TARGETS , CONFIGURATIONS


Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Directed Energy Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE