Accession Number:

ADA202244

Title:

30 KWe Class High Efficiency Arcjet Power Conditioner. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Sep 1986-11 Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

SPACE POWER INC SAN JOSE CA

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A 30 kWe arcjet PCU has been designed, built and tested, both with a solid state load and with a 30 kWe arcjet thruster. The arcjet PCU has accumulated over 40 hours full power or nearly full power operating time, and showed no sign of degradation. The measured efficiency was 94, which can easily be increased to 95 by substitution of some recently available semiconductors. The stability of output current has been demonstrated while using current-mode, pulse-width modulation control. Keywords Power conditioning, Arcjet, High efficiency, and Current-mode pulse-width modulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE