Accession Number:

ADA015892

Title:

Design, Construction and Testing of a Pulsed High Energy Inductive Superconducting Energy Storage System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1971-4 Apr 1975

Corporate Author:

MAGNETIC CORP OF AMERICA WALTHAM MA

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

292.0

Abstract:

Major problems associated with inductive energy storage systems operated at high repetition rates include breaking high currents in inductive circuits developing a low loss superconductor and from it building a coil which remains superconducting during the rapid charge period and building a low heat leak non-conducting dewar. Theoretical analyses concerning conductor energy losses, transient heating effects, electrical circuits, and switch actuation, were conducted. To confirm these analyses experiments were conducted on model non-conducting dewars and 1 and 7 kJ stored energy model coils using a pneumatically actuated vacuum interrupter.

Subject Categories:

  • Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE