Accession Number:

AD1040039

Title:

The Use of Ferroelectric Ceramics to Charge Small Capacitor Banks

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,30 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Shock-induced depolarization of ferroelectric generators FEGs was used to charge a small capacitor bank. Lateral and longitudinal orientations of the FEG were investigated. The shock was provided by a sheet of explosives sandwiched with steel plates. Two different mounting concepts were explored. The first mounted the FEG to the edge of the sandwich using a machined coupler, and the second mounted the FEG to the face of the sandwich. The peak charge transferred from the PZT 955 material was measured to be 26.8 Ccm2.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE