Accession Number:

ADA317693

Title:

Improved Threat Correlation from Higher Fidelity X-Ray Sources on Saturn.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 29 Sep 92-28 Mar 95,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE RESEARCH LAB INC SOMERVILLE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

A summary of the development of a Metal Plasma Source MPS with proposed applications as the imploding PRS load on a high current z-pinch is presented. The load design is comprised of an array of Metal Vapor Vacuum Arc MEVVA sources which produce high density about 5 x 10exp 16 ionscc titanium plasmas as demonstrated by two independent diagnostics. The MEVVA array, which has much greater azimuthal uniformity than a wire array of comparable diameter, delivers an annular load with selectable total mass and average diameter over of useful range of values. Also presented is a design for a novel Nested Shell load which utilizes the MPS as the inner shell. This Nested Shell has the possibility of leading to higher density, higher temperature pinches than are presently achieved with standard loads.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE