Accession Number:

ADA317342

Title:

ACE 4 Optimization Program.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 18 Aug 92-30 Jan 94,

Corporate Author:

MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Previous DNA contracts developed the ACE 4 quarter-scale DECADE prototype. The ACE 4 opening switch required optimization. This effort was in two phases Phase I, plasma source optimization and Phase 2, ACE 4 switch optimization. Phase I included development of a slow flashboard plasma source and a multi-channel laser interferometer to measure the density and uniformity produced by the old flashboards and a 15 scale version of the new plasma source.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE