Accession Number:

ADA639455

Title:

An Overview of the Mechanical Design of the Atlas Pulsed Power Machine

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Atlas is a pulsed-power facility being designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to perform high-energy density experiments in support of Science-Based Stockpile Stewardship and basic research programs. Atlas will consist of 24 individual maintenance units, each consisting of 4 240-kV Marx units. Maintenance units are contained in large oil tanks arrayed in a circle about a central target chamber. Total stored energy of the capacitor bank will be 23 MJ. Maintenance units will discharge through an output shorting switch into a vertical tri-plate transmission line, and from there into a transition areacollector inside a large vacuum chamber. An overview of mechanical design aspects of the Atlas machine is presented. These include Maintenance unit design and design of the tri-plate transmission line and transition region. Findings from fabrication and testing of prototype systems will be discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE