Accession Number:

ADA639468

Title:

Current Symmetry Considerations in the Design of the Atlas Pulsed Power Machine

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Two factors that influence the load current symmetry of the Atlas pulsed power machine are analyzed to establish design criteria. Deviations in peak current among the 24 Marx modules providing current to the load must be limited to or - 3.1 to achieve the goal of or - 100 microm asymmetry in the imploded liner radius. Current asymmetry may also be caused by azimuthal inductance variations in the disk transmission line leading to the load. Mechanical fabrication tolerances are presented that must be met to achieve the symmetry goals.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE