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Multimegajoule Pulsed Power Generation from a Reusable Compressed Magnetic Field Device

  • M. Cowan
  • E. C. Cnare
  • W. K. Tucker
  • D. R. Wesenberg

Abstract

A pulsed power system is described which is potentially capable of producing multimegajoule pulses with millisecond rise time and repetition rates of more than one per second. A metallic piston is driven by gas combustion through axially aligned coils which are originally energized with relatively small magnetic energy. Experimental results are presented for a pulse generator of this kind which utilized a piston of 20 MJ kinetic energy, and comparison is made with predictions of a numerical model.

Keywords

Ohmic Heating Current Gain Superconducting Coil Inductive Energy Store Pulse Power Generation 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cowan
    • 1
  • E. C. Cnare
    • 1
  • W. K. Tucker
    • 1
  • D. R. Wesenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia Laboratories AlbuquerqueUSA

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