Work logs will be posted weekly after the Thursday night meeting to recap what has been accomplished so far and what will be the next task at hand. To preface, team meetings are with me, Nathan Fisher, and Joel Diccion and are held at his house.
- Finalized that we will be choosing a Solid State (SSTC) design as opposed to Spark Gap (SGTC). That is to make manufacturing easier and tuning in the future easier.
- Discussed how much power we want the coil to draw and how we will use a voltage doubler in the rectifier.
- Ordered wire for both the primary and secondary circuits. Also cadded the toroid and tube for the secondary.
To work on
- Print cad designs
- Finalize BOM for the primary circuit
- Met with Dr. Pinar to have him review our proposed circuit design
- He taught us about the importance of bleeder resistors
- How and why voltage ratings work on capacitors as well as how ESR plays a role in heat produced
- He gave us an idea of how to find the resonant frequency of the secondary circuit as that will dictate what capacitance to use in the primary
- He’d recommend a DRSSTC as it seems more efficient than SSTC
- Some prints for the secondary circuit are done and wire is ordered
To work on
- Finish prints
- Start manufacturing the secondary circuit
- Start manufacturing inductor for primary
- Finalize BOM for the primary circuit (excluding interrupter)