Pulsed High Voltage and High Current Outputs from Homopolar Energy Storage System.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Large energy storage capability of inertial-inductive systems provides an attractive option for satisfying the pulse power requirements associated with such applications as plasma confinement and heating, electromagnetic projectile acceleration and with production of intense radiation. These applications require high rate of energy delivery to the load at specific current and voltage levels. In conjunction with self-excited homopolar generator current source, an opening technology has been developed to provide up to 1 MJ output pulses, alternately, at hundreds of kilovolts or at megampere levels. The overall system efficiency, that depends sensitively on the load requirements, was measured over a range from 10 to more than 90 for different pulser-load circuit arrangements. Author
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics