LIMITED-WARFARE RADAR TECHNIQUES. PRIME-POWER VIDEO PULSER.
Final technical rept. 20 Sep 66-20 Mar 67,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE N Y ELECTRONICS LAB
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The results of a six-month study indicate that human muscle power can be used to replace other forms of primary power to energize electronic equipment. A portable and reliable apparatus, requiring no maintenance or logistics support, can be designed. A good athlete is capable of delivering leg power in a pedalling motion according to the empirical equation HP 0.4 plus 1.8T where T is the duration of effort in minutes. A military man can develop around seventy percent of this figure. A laboratory test model of a Prime Power Video Pulser was constructed to verify the results of this study. The apparatus can deliver a 25,000 watt peak pulse 400 times a second to a 50-ohm load at a two-percent duty cycle. The pulser is all solid-state construction and uses a novel self-adaptive magnetic amplifier in the voltage stabilizer circuit. The overall efficiency is seventy-two percent. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution