Evaluation of the US Army Research Laboratory Squeeze 5 Magnetic Flux Compression Generator
Technical Report,01 Oct 2013,30 Sep 2016
US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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The US Army Research Laboratory has a program to develop a Magnetic Flux Compression device capable of generating a 2 mega-ampere peak output current. This report details the experimental results of the Squeeze 5 device. The objective was to improve the output current and operating efficiency over the previous Squeeze 4 device. Several different loss mechanisms were evaluated, such as magnetic field diffusion, armature cracking, high-voltage insulation, and electrical arcing.