Masters Theses

Abstract

"The ability to safely handle unexploded ordinance (UXO) is very important. The goal of the project, presented in this thesis, was to develop a test bed and testing procedures to evaluate the ability of specific UXO timing circuit to be reset through electromagnetic means. Two different platforms for testing were identified at the beginning of the research. One platform is used to expose the circuits to high electric field strengths inside of a TEM cell. The second platform will expose the circuits to high magnetic field strength inside of a Helmholtz coil. Particular specifications for the source of the electric field, TEM cell, were given; leading to the construction of a transmission line pulser (TLP). The second platform did not have such stringent requirements, so a commercial surge generator capable of producing the energy levels desired was located and implemented. This thesis covers the constructions of the TLP and the testing of several timing circuits in the Helmholtz coil"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Drewniak, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Beetner, Daryl G.
Pommerenke, David

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.). Integrative Graduate Education & Research Traineeship

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Pagination

xi, 61 pages, 1 CD-ROM

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 60).

Rights

© 2004 David James Carter, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electromagnetic fields
Pulse circuits
Pulsed power systems
Timing circuits

Thesis Number

T 9882

Print OCLC #

793022987

Electronic OCLC #

905613088

Link to Catalog Record

Electronic access to the full-text of this document is restricted to Missouri S&T users. Otherwise, request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b8545835~S5

Comments

Accompanying CD-ROM, available at Missouri S&T Library, contains Appendixes A - G.
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