Accession Number:

ADA608886

Title:

Ranchero Overview and Expectations for Performance at Currents over 50 MA (LA-UR 11-04345)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

2011-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Ranchero is a coaxial magnetic flux compression generator FCG initiated simultaneously on-axis, which is intended to produce currents approaching 100 MA. We continue with both applications and development, striving for both cost effectiveness and high performance. In this paper we discuss on-going work, provide details of the sophisticated detonation system, and show high current predictions from our active modeling effort. We intend further tests that will push the limits of Ranchero performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE