Decade Quad Monolithic POS Modeling
ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORP SAN DIEGO CA
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The Decade Quad DQ was initially fielded as a large area bremsstrahlung LAB source. This utilized the four Decade modules DM triggered simultaneously but each driving a separate hard x-ray bremsstrahlung radiation source BRS. Recently, water convolute hardware was installed that combines the power from the four Decade modules to drive a soft x-ray plasma radiation source PRS. The water convolute configuration also enables the use of a monolithic plasma opening switch MPOS for driving a common BRS or PRS load. The work reported here was performed in support of the use of an ACE 4 type POS on DQ. The modeling included equivalent circuit and DELTA-CREMIT magneto-hydrodynamic MHD simulations. The circuit analysis extracted equivalent circuit parameters from ACE 4 data and applied them to the planned DQ MPOS-BRS configuration. The MHD analyses evaluated strategies to optimize the DQ MPOS.
- Fluidics and Fluerics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics