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Title: Series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit

Abstract

A high-power series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit includes an opening switch, a main energy storage coil, and a counterpulse capacitor. The load pulse is initiated simultaneously with the initiation of the counterpulse which is used to turn the opening switch off. There is no delay from command to output pulse. During the load pulse, the counterpulse capacitor is first discharged and then recharged in the opposite polarity with sufficient energy to accomplish the load counterpulse which terminates the load pulse and turns the load switch off. When the main opening switch is triggered closed again to terminate the load pulse, the counterpulse capacitor discharges in the reverse direction through the load switch and through the load, causing a rapid, sharp cutoff of the load pulse as well as recovering any energy remaining in the load inductance. The counterpulse capacitor is recharged to its original condition by the main energy storage coil after the load pulse is over, not before it begins.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
865996
Patent Number(s):
US 4613765
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
series-counterpulse; repetitive-pulse; inductive; storage; circuit; high-power; energy; transfer; switch; main; coil; counterpulse; capacitor; load; pulse; initiated; simultaneously; initiation; delay; command; output; discharged; recharged; opposite; polarity; sufficient; accomplish; terminates; triggered; closed; terminate; discharges; reverse; direction; causing; rapid; sharp; cutoff; recovering; remaining; inductance; original; condition; begins; storage coil; inductive storage; sufficient energy; opposite polarity; output pulse; energy storage; counterpulse capacitor; capacitor discharge; repetitive-pulse inductive; storage circuit; reverse direction; transfer circuit; main energy; sharp cutoff; series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse; inductive energy; load switch; /327/

Citation Formats

Honig, Emanuel M. Series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Honig, Emanuel M. Series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit. United States.
Honig, Emanuel M. Wed . "Series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive storage circuit". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865996.
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abstractNote = {A high-power series-counterpulse repetitive-pulse inductive energy storage and transfer circuit includes an opening switch, a main energy storage coil, and a counterpulse capacitor. The load pulse is initiated simultaneously with the initiation of the counterpulse which is used to turn the opening switch off. There is no delay from command to output pulse. During the load pulse, the counterpulse capacitor is first discharged and then recharged in the opposite polarity with sufficient energy to accomplish the load counterpulse which terminates the load pulse and turns the load switch off. When the main opening switch is triggered closed again to terminate the load pulse, the counterpulse capacitor discharges in the reverse direction through the load switch and through the load, causing a rapid, sharp cutoff of the load pulse as well as recovering any energy remaining in the load inductance. The counterpulse capacitor is recharged to its original condition by the main energy storage coil after the load pulse is over, not before it begins.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
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