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DECADE design and testing status

Abstract

DECADE is a very high power generator that will be built at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee, by the Defense Special Weapons Agency. The full facility consists of 16 modules. Two full power modules (DM1 and DM2) have been built to verify the DECADE design at Physics International. Each module consists of a 570 kJ Marx generator that pulse charges a water transfer capacitor. The transfer capacitor discharges into a water output line through an array of 6 parallel triggered gas switches. The water output line then pulse charges the inductive store/opening switch pulse compression stage. When the opening switch opens, the inductive store discharges into an electron beam bremsstrahlung diode load. The initial testing of the DM1 module has been completed. The electrical design of the module will be presented, including circuit modeling results. The test data from a module will be compared to the modeling results. This test data, including reproducibility and timing accuracy, was used to predict the output from the full system of 16 modules and a subset of 4 unit modules (DECADE Quad). One option under consideration is to deploy a DECADE Quad at the testing center in Tennessee prior to the full  More>>
Authors:
Sincerny, P; Childers, K; Goyer, J; Kortbawi, D; Roth, I; Stallings, C; Dempsey, J; [1]  Schlitt, L [2] 
  1. Physics International Company, San Leandro, CA (United States)
  2. Leland Schlitt Consulting Services, Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-CZ-0003; CONF-960610-
Reference Number:
SCA: 700411; 430000; PA: AIX-28:056121; EDB-97:114669; SN: 97001835100
Resource Relation:
Conference: BEAMS `96: 11. international conference on high-power particle beams, Prague (Czech Republic), 10-14 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Beams `96. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on high power particle beams. Vol. II; Jungwirth, K.; Ullschmied, J. [eds.]; PB: [692] p.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; LINEAR Z PINCH DEVICES; SOFT X RADIATION; X-RAY SOURCES; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; CAPACITORS; ELECTRON BEAMS; HOT PLASMA; ICF DEVICES; MAGNETIC ENERGY STORAGE; MARX GENERATORS; MEGA AMP BEAM CURRENTS; PLASMA SWITCHES; TERAWATT POWER RANGE
OSTI ID:
511313
Research Organizations:
Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved, Prague (Czech Republic). Ustav Fyziky Plazmatu
Country of Origin:
Czech Republic
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97637209; ISBN 80-902250-4-7; TRN: CZ9726892056121
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97637209
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 1003-1007
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Sincerny, P, Childers, K, Goyer, J, Kortbawi, D, Roth, I, Stallings, C, Dempsey, J, and Schlitt, L. DECADE design and testing status. Czech Republic: N. p., 1996. Web.
Sincerny, P, Childers, K, Goyer, J, Kortbawi, D, Roth, I, Stallings, C, Dempsey, J, & Schlitt, L. DECADE design and testing status. Czech Republic.
Sincerny, P, Childers, K, Goyer, J, Kortbawi, D, Roth, I, Stallings, C, Dempsey, J, and Schlitt, L. 1996. "DECADE design and testing status." Czech Republic.
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title = {DECADE design and testing status}
author = {Sincerny, P, Childers, K, Goyer, J, Kortbawi, D, Roth, I, Stallings, C, Dempsey, J, and Schlitt, L}
abstractNote = {DECADE is a very high power generator that will be built at Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tennessee, by the Defense Special Weapons Agency. The full facility consists of 16 modules. Two full power modules (DM1 and DM2) have been built to verify the DECADE design at Physics International. Each module consists of a 570 kJ Marx generator that pulse charges a water transfer capacitor. The transfer capacitor discharges into a water output line through an array of 6 parallel triggered gas switches. The water output line then pulse charges the inductive store/opening switch pulse compression stage. When the opening switch opens, the inductive store discharges into an electron beam bremsstrahlung diode load. The initial testing of the DM1 module has been completed. The electrical design of the module will be presented, including circuit modeling results. The test data from a module will be compared to the modeling results. This test data, including reproducibility and timing accuracy, was used to predict the output from the full system of 16 modules and a subset of 4 unit modules (DECADE Quad). One option under consideration is to deploy a DECADE Quad at the testing center in Tennessee prior to the full 16 module system. The design sketch of the DECADE Quad and the predicted output based on the modeling and the demonstrated module performance is given. (author). 11 figs., 11 refs.}
place = {Czech Republic}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}