Explosive-driven moving magnet generator

S. I. Shkuratov, M. Kristiansen, J. Dickens

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Moving magnet generators are compact pulsed power systems that are one of a type of explosive-driven pulsed power devices for production of initial energy. The generation of high current and high voltage pulses is the result of the motion of the ferromagnetic projectile inside of pulse generating coils. The results are presented of experimental studies of moving magnet generators and detailed computer simulation of the devices. The experimental study was performed with the use of high explosives and propellant charge. The projectiles used were NdFeB cylinders with D = 25 mm and L = 19 mm. Data are given for amplitude of high voltage and high current pulses for different designs of the devices. Results are presented of detailed simulations of all aspects of pulse power generation in an explosive-driven moving magnet system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)P1E24
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2001Jun 22 2001

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