Accession Number:

AD0857308

Title:

Airborne MHD Generator Development. One Megawatt Diagonal Conducting Wall MHD Generator.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Oct 67-31 Aug 68,

Corporate Author:

CHRYSLER CORP HUNTSVILLE AL HUNTSVILLE SPACE OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-12

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

The objective of the contract is to establish the performance of a lightweight MHD generator system for airborne applications and perform a Systems Definition Study of an operational illumination system. To meet this objective, designs were completed for two one-megawatt heat-sink channels, two conductivity channels, one water-cooled channel and one regeneratively fuel-cooled channel. A 250 kilowatt arc illuminator was also designed for use as a load. Fabrication and assembly were completed on one of the heat-sink channels and two conductivity channels. Conductivitycombustor tests were made using the first conductivity channel to measure performance. Thermal tests and flow tests were conducted on the first heat-sink channel and a model of the water-cooled channel. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE