Accession Number:

AD0405119

Title:

CONSTANT OBLIQUE FIELD, ELECTROSTATIC GENERATOR

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Nov 1961-15 Feb 1963

Corporate Author:

COSMIC INC GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The principle of operation of the constant oblique field, electrostatic generator is described and the increase in power obtained from a generator featuring this field arrangement is predicted from theoretical investigations. A generator was built and tested in air and in a vacuum environment of 2 to 7 X 10 to the minus seventh mmHg. The results of the tests in air met those anticipated. A five-inch diameter rotor produced a power of 12.5 watts at 15,000 rpm. The vacuum tests have yielded values somewhat greater than those obtained in air, whereas data from previous experimenters show that an increase in power by a factor of 50-100 should be expected.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE