Airborne Power Systems Analysis.
Final rept. 15 Feb-15 Aug 74,
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The generation of high power, high voltage pulses in an airplane present several problems which must be simultaneously resolved. For example, electrical source voltage must be evaluated and selected in light of the pulsing scheme, source characteristics and the flight environment high altitudes. Weight and volume of a pulser system are the major considerations but complexity, reliability, EMI and safety are also very important factors that must be considered. This report evaluates the near term applicability of several candidate power sources and pulse generation schemes for use in an aircraft. The analysis is made from system considerations and interfaces are defined. It is concluded that a turbo-alternator operating in resonance with the energy storage capacitors of several pulse forming networks will best meet present Air Force requirements.
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