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Title: Performance of the LAGUNA pulsed power system

Abstract

The goal of the LAGUNA experimental series of the Los Alamos National Laboratory TRAILMASTER program is to accelerate an annular aluminum plasma z-pinch to greater than one hundred kilojoules of implosion kinetic energy. To accomplish this, an electrical pulse >5.5 MA must be delivered to a 20 nH load in approx.1 ..mu..s. The pulsed power system for these experiments consists of a capacitor bank for initial energy storage, a helical explosive-driven magnetic-flux compression generator for the prime power supply and opening and closing switches for power conditioning. While we have not yet achieved our design goal of 15 MA delivered to the inductive store of the system, all major components have functioned successfully at the 10 MA level. Significant successes and some difficulties experienced in these experiments are described.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6289324
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-87-2124; CONF-870656-33
ON: DE87011747
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers pulsed power conference, Arlington, VA, USA, 29 Jun 1987; Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; POWER SYSTEMS; PERFORMANCE; CAPACITIVE ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; CIRCUIT BREAKERS; ELECTRIC FUSES; HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE GENERATORS; INDUCTION; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; SWITCHES; TESTING; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES; FUNCTION GENERATORS; LINEAR PINCH DEVICES; OPEN PLASMA DEVICES; PINCH DEVICES; PULSE GENERATORS; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 420000* - Engineering

Citation Formats

Goforth, J.H., Caird, R.S., Fowler, C.M., Greene, A.E., Kruse, H.W., Lindemuth, I.R., Oona, H., and Reinovsky, R.E.. Performance of the LAGUNA pulsed power system. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Goforth, J.H., Caird, R.S., Fowler, C.M., Greene, A.E., Kruse, H.W., Lindemuth, I.R., Oona, H., & Reinovsky, R.E.. Performance of the LAGUNA pulsed power system. United States.
Goforth, J.H., Caird, R.S., Fowler, C.M., Greene, A.E., Kruse, H.W., Lindemuth, I.R., Oona, H., and Reinovsky, R.E.. Thu . "Performance of the LAGUNA pulsed power system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6289324.
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title = {Performance of the LAGUNA pulsed power system},
author = {Goforth, J.H. and Caird, R.S. and Fowler, C.M. and Greene, A.E. and Kruse, H.W. and Lindemuth, I.R. and Oona, H. and Reinovsky, R.E.},
abstractNote = {The goal of the LAGUNA experimental series of the Los Alamos National Laboratory TRAILMASTER program is to accelerate an annular aluminum plasma z-pinch to greater than one hundred kilojoules of implosion kinetic energy. To accomplish this, an electrical pulse >5.5 MA must be delivered to a 20 nH load in approx.1 ..mu..s. The pulsed power system for these experiments consists of a capacitor bank for initial energy storage, a helical explosive-driven magnetic-flux compression generator for the prime power supply and opening and closing switches for power conditioning. While we have not yet achieved our design goal of 15 MA delivered to the inductive store of the system, all major components have functioned successfully at the 10 MA level. Significant successes and some difficulties experienced in these experiments are described.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1987}
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