Novel scheme for space power generation and energy storage

Enrico Levi, Zivan Zabar

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A self-contained, disposable cartridge serves both as prime power source and electrical energy store. It is intended, when detonated, to supply a high-energy electric pulse to a weapons system, such as an electromagnetic launcher. The energy initially stored in chemical form is transformed into kinetic form and stored in a hydromagnetic capacitor. The capacitor discharges through a closing switch into the electrical input of the weapons system. There are no structural rotating parts and no effluent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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