Preliminary Engineering Design of a Pulsed Homopolar Generator Power Supply
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A 200 megajoule 500 volt homopolar generator system is proposed as the inertial storage-conversion device for the Texas Experimental Tokamak (TEXT). The initial engineering design of a 50 megajoule 125 volt homopolar generator module is presented and major components: yoke/field coil; rotor/shaft/bearings; brushes and armature conductors are described in detail. The support for this work was provided by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation (TAERF).