Accession Number:

AD1017294

Title:

Evaluation of the US Army Research Laboratory Squeeze 5 Magnetic Flux Compression Generator

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 2013,30 Sep 2016

Corporate Author:

US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Report Date:

2016-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

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.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE