Accession Number:

ADD012533

Title:

Non-Dissipative Current Distribution Circuit for Magnetohydrodynamic Generator Electrodes.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A nondissipative current distribution circuit for a power source, such as magnetohydrodynamic generator, that delivers its output current through a first plurality of positive electrodes and a second plurality of negative electrodes including plural positive and negative electrode pairs and provides a predetermined current distribution among the electrodes, is described, and comprises a transformer including first and second windings, the second winding including means for connection to a load, the first winding having plural adjustable taps intermediate its ends, an inductor connected at one end to one end of the first transformer winding and at the other end to a plurality of capacitors connected respectively to each electrode, and a first plurality of silicon controlled rectifiers connected, respectively, between each positive electrode and a tap or the second end of the first transformer winding, and a second plurality of silicon controlled rectifiers configured to conduct alternately with the second plurality of rectifiers.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE