Capacitors for Aircraft High Power.
Interim rept. May 75-Dec 76,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF
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This report describes the initial phase of an on-going program conducted by Hughes Aircraft Company to develop lightweight reliable pulse-discharge capacitors for airborne application. Two types of capacitors - low repetition rate and high repetition rate - were to be developed. The high repetition rate component was to be 4.4 microfarads at 15 kV, and was to achieve 200Jlb when operated at 300 pps in a 1 minute on 2 hour off duty. The low repetition rate component was to be 3.4 microfarads at 40 kV, and was to achieve 500 Jlb when operated at 50 pps in a similar duty. Both capacitors were to be designed for a 20 microsec current pulse representative of pulse-forming-network PFN operation. The program divided logically into two phases. In the first phase, the designs and details of fabrication would be worked out, and single sections capacitor elements built and tested. In the second phase, full size capacitors composed of several sections would be built and tested. This report describes the first phase. Author
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