Accession Number:

ADA639025

Title:

Decade Quad Monolithic POS Modeling

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluidics and Fluerics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE