Accession Number:

ADA639738

Title:

A Battery-Powered, Solid-State Magnetic Compressor with Applications for High-PRF Accelerators and Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ATOMICS SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An 8-Jpulse magnetic pulse compressor has been built to demonstrate a power conditioning technique whereby battery power is converted into a train of 5-Its pulses at a maximum pulse repetition frequency of 11 kHz. The machine employs inverter-grade thyristors that switch with less than 120-ps pulse-to-pulse jitter. The network uses a phased-triggering scheme to obtain an output voltage regulation of or - 0.002. Magnetic core reset is achieved by using a reflected portion of the output pulse from a mismatched load.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE