Accession Number:

ADA135024

Title:

BERTHA - A Versatile Transmission Line and Circuit Code

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1982-31 Dec 1982

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

An improved version of the NRL transmission line code of W.H. Lupton is presented. The capabilities of the original program have been extended to allow magnetically insulated transmission lines, plasma opening switches, imploding plasma loads and discrete element electrical networks, for example, to be modeled. BERTHA can be used to simulate any system that can be represented by a configuration of transmission line elements. The electrical behavior of the system is calculated by repeatedly summing the reflected and transmitted waves at the ends of each element. This program is versatile, easy to use and easily implemented on desktop microcomputers.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE