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FDX--A Fast Discharge Homopolar Generator
During the winter of 1973 and spring of 1974 a study was undertaken by the Energy Storage Group* of The University of Texas at Austin to determine the fundamental limitations to the discharge times of homopolar generators. ...
Fundamental Limitations and Design Considerations for Compensated Pulsed Alternators
Since the beginning of a project intended to demonstrate the feasibility of using a compensated pulsed alternator (compulsator) as a power supply for NOVA and other solid state laser systems, a great deal of interest has ...
Homopolar Motor-Generator for Inexpensive Inertial Energy Storage
During the last six months, the Energy Storage Group has completed the assembly of the five megajoule homopolar motorgenerator and begun an extensive testing and evaluation program on the unit. The study of the fundamental ...
Inertial Energy Storage Research at The University of Texas at Austin
During the past few years the Energy Storage Group at the University of Texas has been doing research on the design, theory, and application of homopolar machines. Two machines (0.5 MJ and 5.0 MJ} have been built and a ...
Invention from Research
Methods for Producing the Plasma Initiation Pulse in Ohmic Heating Circuits in Tokamak Power Reactors: Resistive Dissipation, Transient Inductive Storage, and Transient Capacitive Storage
The plasma initiation phase occurring at the beginning of the operating cycle of a tokamak has the role of transforming a weakly ionized high resistance gas into a low resistance plasma type discharge. A plasma initiation ...
System Engineering and Design of a Pulsed Homopolar Generator Power Supply for the Texas Experimental Tokamak
The design of a homopolar generator power supply for the Texas Experimental Tokamak (TEXT) is presented. Four series-connected disk type homopolar machines serve as inertial energy storage and conversion devices to supply ...
Inexpensive Inertial Energy Storage Utilizing Homopolar Motor-Generators
The pulsed power demands of the current generation of controlled thermonuclear fusion experiments have prompted a great interest in reliable, low cost, pulsed power systems. The Energy Storage Group at the University of ...
Characteristics of a Homopolar Machine as a Power Supply for Large Pulsed Magnetic Fields for Fusion Experiments
Inexpensive and reliable methods of storing and transferring large amounts of energy (>50 MJ) are essential to continued progress in controlled fusion research. One particularly attractive means of doing this, for slow ...