Accession Number:

ADA636456

Title:

Use of Transformers in Producing High Power Output from Homopolar Generators

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Analysis is presented for systems using high current pulse transformers to exploit the high energy storage capability of homopolar generators or other limited current sources. The stepped-up secondary current can be established either by current interruption when che primary is also used for energy storage or by commutation of current into the primary from a separate storage inductor. For high-power pulse generators the primary insulation and power supply are protected by subsequent crowbarring of the primary. An example is given of a design for matching the NRL homopolar generator with 1.46 mH inductor to a lmuH, megavolt level inductive pulse generator.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE