The test program for iron wave-wound, rotary flux compressor (ARFC: is described. Peak-current to startup-current ratios of 17 were produced with a rotor tip speed of 60 meters per second. Submillisecond pulse widths were also measured: the minimum, 590 microseconds was obtained at 5607 rpm with an 8-inch diameter, 4-pole rotor. The machine was operated without a high current output switch, proving the feasibility of a novel commutation scheme. A computational code was developed that calculates the output waveshape of the model ARFC with reasonable accuracy. A second optimization code selects the best design for a given application. This code shows favorable cost effectiveness of large ARFC's over the conventional capacitors to driven flashlamps for large lasers.
Presented at the 3rd IEEE Intern. Pulsed Power Conf
- Pub Date:
- June 1981
- Compressor Efficiency;
- Performance Tests;
- Systems Engineering;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering