Masters Theses


"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.


Drewniak, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Beetner, Daryl G.
Pommerenke, David


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


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


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

Publication Date

Spring 2004


xi, 61 pages, 1 CD-ROM

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 60).


© 2004 David James Carter, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Electromagnetic fields
Pulse circuits
Pulsed power systems
Timing circuits

Thesis Number

T 9882

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