Chemical to Electromagnetic Energy Conversion Techniques.
Final rept. May 72-Mar 74,
ADVANCED KINETICS INC COSTA MESA CALIF
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The objective of the work was to develop techniques for conversion of the very high density energy stored chemically to pulses of electrical energy. Reliable low cost single shot convertors have been demonstrated by investigators in explosive flux compression technology. The techniques investigated are for use in high power lightweight transmitter experiments in support of TP05. Multiple shot magnetic flux compression concepts were analyzed, experimentally verified, and categorized as to potential device use. The concepts investigated have the capability for multiple pulse operation and all involved the rapid deceleration of either explosively driven shock fronts or explosively driven metallic projectiles in a magnetic field. The effects of physical parameters of the decelerated medium and the magnetic field were experimentally verified and parameter tradeoffs were developed.
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