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Author Kitzmiller, J.R. ♦ Faidley, R.W. ♦ Fuller, R.L. ♦ Headifen, R.N.
Sponsorship IEEE Magnetics Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1965
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Manufacturing ♦ System testing ♦ Pulsed power supplies ♦ Switches ♦ Laboratories ♦ Electromagnetic launching ♦ EMP radiation effects ♦ Alternators ♦ Automatic testing ♦ Life estimation
Abstract A laboratory-based, small-caliber, electromagnetic launcher and compensated pulsed alternator power supply are being tested. The objective of the program is to develop a compact, lightweight testbed capable of accelerating a salvo of three 32 g masses to 2 km/s at a rate of 10 Hz. The 0.60 caliber, augmented railgun is powered by an 850 kg self-excited, air-core compulsator which develops 674 MW peak power delivered through a solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier closing switch. The incremental test plan is scheduled to bring the system to full power levels during the summer of 1992. Critical component fabrication and assembly details of the compulsator and supporting subsystems are presented. Early system commissioning and test data are presented, including low-speed (8000 r/min) tests of the compulsator involving external excitation of the field coil.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation :: Center for Electromech., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
ISSN 00189464
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-01-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 1
Size (in Bytes) 1.16 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 441
Ending Page 446


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library