Fuse and load testing with Mid-sized, high energy density flux compression generators

A. Young, T. Holt, M. Elsayed, A. Neuber, M. Kristiansen, L. L. Altgilbers, A. H. Stults

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Abstract

Compact Pulsed Power Systems (CPPSs) require power sources that are small in size yet can produce the necessary electrical energy required to drive a given load. Helical Flux Compression Generators (HFCGs) are attractive for single shot applications due to their rapid conversion of chemical energy to electrical energy. Midsized generators occupy little total volume (̃4,000-cm3 total with a compressible volume of ̃300-cm3 in the present generator design), while the high explosives used in an HFCG provide an energy density of ̃8,000 MJ/m 3. Consistent output current and energy gain from shot to shot are key variables in the ability of an HFCG to drive CPPSs effectively. An investigation into the practicality of using mid-sized HFCGs as the driver for single shot CPPSs is presented. Data and waveforms from generators fired into 3μH inductive loads are shown, with results measuring the generator's performance as a driver for an inductive energy storage (IES) system. Results are also shown from adding a power conditioning system to the output of the HFCG, where the measurements demonstrate the ability of an HFCG to drive high impedance loads. The effectiveness of a mid-sized HFCG as drivers for these systems will be evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPPPS-2007
Subtitle of host publicationPulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Pages1165-1168
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NamePPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007
Volume2

Conference

ConferencePPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period06/17/0706/22/07

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Young, A., Holt, T., Elsayed, M., Neuber, A., Kristiansen, M., Altgilbers, L. L., & Stults, A. H. (2007). Fuse and load testing with Mid-sized, high energy density flux compression generators. In PPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (pp. 1165-1168). [4652394] (PPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2007.4652394