The Proposed CEM-UT 50-MJ Pulsed Homopolar Generator Power Supply

Weldon, W.F.
Aanstoos, T.A.
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The Center for Electromechanics at the University of Texas at Austin (CEM-UT) has been involved since 1972 both in the development of homopolar generators (HPGs) as pulsed power supplies and in the application of these power supplies to a variety of loads. We have proposed that a 50-MJ HPG system be built as an experimental power supply for future CEM-UT research and development. This system will be part of a new research facility UT plans to build for CEM-UT at the UT Balcones Research Center. Originally the machine was to be a modified version of the 50-MJ HPG designed to power the UT Texas Experimental Tokamak (TEXT). However, recent developments by CEM-UT indicate that a modular approach offers greater performance flexibility. The attractiveness of modular construction is particularly en- hanced by the concurrent develop

W.F. Weldon and T.A. Aanstoos, “The proposed CEM-UT 50 MJ pulsed homopolar generator power supply,” IEEE Transaction on Magnetics, vol. 18, no. 1, January 1982, pp. 165-169.