Converting Existing Copper Wire Firing System to a Fiber Optically Controlled Firing System for Electromagnetic Pulsed Power Experiments
Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,30 Sep 2017
US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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To safely conduct high-voltage pulsed-power experiments in Experimental Facility 167 EF 167, the existing firing system needed alterations. The copper firing line of the range provided a current path from the experimental chamber to the control room, posing a risk to operators and equipment. To circumvent this hazard, the copper firing line was replaced by an optical fiber, effectively isolating the control room from electrical hazard. Implementation of the new fiber system used much of the existing resources in EF 167, making this an improvement that can be implemented in any range requiring electrical isolation with a quick turnaround and at low cost.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Electricity and Magnetism