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dc.creatorPerkins, D. E.en
dc.creatorPratap, S. Ben
dc.creatorSpann, M. Len
dc.creatorThelen, R. Fen
dc.creatorWerst, M. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T22:05:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-09T22:05:01Zen
dc.date.issued1989-06en
dc.identifierPN_150en
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2508Nen
dc.identifier.citationD.E. Perkins, S.B. Pratap, M.L. Spann, R.F. Thelen, and M.D. Werst, “The CEM-UT rapid-fire compulsator test results and performance evaluation,” Seventh IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, Monterey, California, U.S.A., June 11-14, 1989, pp. 242-247.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/32988en
dc.description.abstractSince its inception in 1978, much attention has focused on compulsators as an alternative to capacitors and homopolar generators as a pulsed power supply. In addition to high voltage, high peak power, and large power densities, compulsators offer the advantage of supplying repetitive pulses without the need for external power conditioning. These repetitive power pulses are well suited for driving laser flashlamps, electromagnetic and electrothermal launchers, and particle beam accelerators. In April of 1986, fabrication and installation of a 1 megajoule (MJ) per pulse, rapid-fire compulsator was completed at the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT). A test program was initiated and, since then, a substantial volume of machine performance data has been collected. This paper presents the mechanical and electrical performance data of the compulsator. Included are measurements of rotor critical frequency and bearing performance. Also shown are open circuit voltage characteristics and current waveform characteristics during discharge into low impedance loads.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIEEEen
dc.relation.ispartofCEM Publicationsen
dc.subjectRotating Machine EM Launchen
dc.subjectcompulsatorsen
dc.subjectem launchersen
dc.subjectacceleratorsen
dc.titleThe CEM-UT Rapid-Fire Compulsator Test Results and Performance Evaluationen
dc.typeconference paperen
dc.description.departmentCenter for Electromechanicsen
dc.rights.restrictionopenen


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