Title

Compact Autonomous Explosive-Driven Pulsed Power System Based on a Capacitive Energy Storage Charged by a High-Voltage Shock-Wave Ferromagnetic Generator

Abstract

A new concept for constructing compact autonomous pulsed power systems is presented. This concept utilizes a high-voltage explosive-driven shock-wave ferromagnetic generator (FMG) as a charging source for capacitive energy storage. It has been experimentally demonstrated that miniature FMGs (22-25 cm³ in size and 84-95 g in mass) developed for these experiments can be successfully used to charge capacitor banks. The FMGs, containing Nd₂Fe₁₄B energy-carrying elements, provided pulsed powers of 35-45 kW in times ranging from 10 to 15 µs. A methodology was developed for digital simulation of the operation of the transverse FMG. Experimental results that were obtained are in a good agreement with the results of digital simulations. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.


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