Accession Number:

AD0477626

Title:

CONSTANT OBLIQUE FIELD ELECTROSTATIC GENERATOR.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 1.

Corporate Author:

COSMIC INC GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Studies were made to prove that substantial power may be obtained from the brushless oblique field electrostatic generator operated in a vacuum environment. Such a goal is dictated by the requirement for a space power supply which would be capable of high rotating speed, operation at high temperature, high power-to-weight ratio and high efficiency. The models of the electrostatic generators which have been built previously have either shown encouraging power-to-weight ratios in a gaseous environment or have shown the potential of high efficiency, but found unacceptable by virtue of a very low power-to-weight ratio. This report summarizes the principle of operation of the generator, describes the analytical work accomplished and gives some of the test data which were obtained with a preliminary model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE