Accession Number:

ADA636376

Title:

Mitigation of Background EMI, Mechanical and Acoustic Effects from the Gamble II Pulsed Power Generator

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC PLASMA PHYSICS DIV

Report Date:

2003-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Gamble II accelerator can be used with several diode configurations to provide a diverse x-ray spectrum to different test packages. For example, in Bremsstrahlung mode, the Gamble II accelerator typically injects a 600- 700 kA, 1.2-1.4 MV electron beam into a tantalum x-ray converter to produce x-ray Bremsstrahlung. However, along with the radiation flux, the test package may be subjected to unwanted electromagnetic interference EMI or mechanical and acoustic effects that can confuse the test results. Most of the EMI and mechanical effects are generated in the power conditioning sections of Gamble II. We have undertaken a series of measurements using calibrated RF antennas and accelerometers to find the sources of EMI and mechanical effects. These measurements will be used to design upgrades to the pulsed power system that will minimize any detrimental impact on the test packages.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE