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Title: Apparatus for electrode current control in linear MHD generators

Abstract

Apparatus for controlling a plurality of opposing, electrode, direct-currents at pre-set locations across a channel that comprises a converter for converting each electrode current into first and second periodic control signals which are 180.degree. out of phase with respect to each other and which have equal magnitudes corresponding to the magnitude of the associated electrode current; and couplers for magnetically coupling individual ones of the first control signals and for magnetically coupling individual ones of the second signals such that the corresponding electrode currents are equalized or rendered proportional by balancing the same in the same or constant ratios in accordance with the locations of the electrode currents.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Arlington, MA)
  2. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864917
Patent Number(s):
4437026
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
EF-77-C-01-2519
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; electrode; current; control; linear; mhd; generators; controlling; plurality; opposing; direct-currents; pre-set; locations; channel; comprises; converter; converting; periodic; signals; 180; degree; phase; respect; equal; magnitudes; corresponding; magnitude; associated; couplers; magnetically; coupling; individual; ones; currents; equalized; rendered; proportional; balancing; constant; ratios; accordance; electrode current; control signal; control signals; mhd generator; individual ones; mhd generators; equal magnitude; current control; /310/322/

Citation Formats

Demirjian, Ara M., and Solbes, Albert. Apparatus for electrode current control in linear MHD generators. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Demirjian, Ara M., & Solbes, Albert. Apparatus for electrode current control in linear MHD generators. United States.
Demirjian, Ara M., and Solbes, Albert. Sun . "Apparatus for electrode current control in linear MHD generators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864917.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for controlling a plurality of opposing, electrode, direct-currents at pre-set locations across a channel that comprises a converter for converting each electrode current into first and second periodic control signals which are 180.degree. out of phase with respect to each other and which have equal magnitudes corresponding to the magnitude of the associated electrode current; and couplers for magnetically coupling individual ones of the first control signals and for magnetically coupling individual ones of the second signals such that the corresponding electrode currents are equalized or rendered proportional by balancing the same in the same or constant ratios in accordance with the locations of the electrode currents.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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