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Battel Engineering, Inc.
10020 North 58th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85253
office: (480) 991-9747
fax: (480) 991-9748
email: bateng@earthlink.net

 

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1. Steve gave a workshop on high voltage engineering on April 2-3, 2012 with a follow-on 2 days on October 22-23 2012. 2. Board of Directors meeting for
the BoldlyGo Institute at
Battel Engineering
3. SAM Analog Electronics (AE) 4. View of Valve-Heater Module as part of integrated SAM Analog Electronics
       
5. SAM Valve-Heater Module flight
model prior to AE integration
6. SAM Power Supply Module flight
model
7. SAM Power Supply Module flight
model
8. Power Supply Control Assembly
       
       
9. Power Supply MosFet Assembly 10. SAM Pyrolysis-Temperature
Module flight model
11. SAM Filament-Bias Module flight
model
12. SAM High Voltage Module (HVM)
       
13. -100 kilovolt high voltage power
supply prototype under test for the
PicSpec instrument
14. An early version of the -100 kilovolt
high voltage power supply prototype
15. 35 kilovolt isolation transformer
for the PicSpec instrument
16. The PIXL instrument brassboard
28,000 volt power supply
under development
for JPL
       
17. The PIXL high voltage power supply
from picture 16 set up for its life test
18. Close up view of the development version of the PIXL high voltage module 19. Brassboard version of the PIXL
high voltage system
20. The PIXL x-ray tube built up into a
non-flight assembly for testing

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21. MOMA breadboard testing of miniaturized power supply. 22. The MOMA project Filament-Bias (FB) module 23. A closer look at the FB module
discussed in picture 22
24. The MOMA Power-High Voltage (PH) module
       
25. The integrated Secondary Electronics
Box (SEB) module
26. The FB (right side) and PH
modules side-by-side
27. Bench testing of the FB and PH
modules
28. MOMA Power Supply (PS)
brassboard for testing
       
29. MOMA test simulator with a pair
of flight-like filaments
30. MOMA Filament control and
bias testing
31. MOMA special cables and connectors testing 32. MOMA couplers and magnetic
devices testing

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33. MAVEN NGIMS instrument power
supply testing
34. MAVEN FM IUVS high voltage
power supply
35. MAVEN FM IUVS high voltage
power supply under test
36. MAVEN FM IUVS high voltage
power supply under test for
output noise
       
37. PC board dielectric breakdown measurements 38. Picture of fully assembled 25,000
x-ray high voltage power supply
prototype
39. Final bench test for assembled
25,000 x-ray high voltage power
supply prototype
40. The SAM (Surface Analysis at Mars) instrument undergoing conducted susceptibility testing
       
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41. The dual LISN (Line Impedance Stabilization Network) 42. SAM EMC testing at Goddard 43. Final bench test of testing of
the 25,000 x-ray high voltage
power supply
44. 25,000 x-ray high voltage power supply

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45. Breadboard testing of 25,000 volt x-ray power supply 46. High voltage module used with
the 25,000 x-ray high voltage
power supply
47. LADEE flight PS/HV (Power Supply
and High Voltage) module
48. Top side view of the LADEE Engineering model PS/HV module
       
49. Junior assistant Kayli Battel helping
with testing
50. LADEE PS/HV Engineering being
set up
51. LADEE PS/HV Engineering mounted
on copper bench
52. LADEE PS/HV Engineering in special
noise testing configuration
       
53. LADEE PS/HV Engineering being
tested for radiated magnetic signature
54. Opto-coupler test setup for LOKI
tether HVPS
55. Infrared LED test fixture for
qualification of LED's
56. Battel Engineering's Rocket Squad pointing their rockets skyward

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57. LADEE and MAVEN flight and
engineering magnetic parts
58. LADEE and MAVEN magnetic parts
in thermal oven
59. Main transformer test fixture for
LADEE and MAVEN flight devices
60. Main transformer test fixture for
LADEE and MAVEN flight devices
       
61. Steve at his "other job" 62. Spare AIM high voltage power supply being tested 63. Assistants Kayli and David
working on the water manifold
64. Custom heat exchanger in
operation at "Casa Battel"
       
65. Wideband RF amplifier under development 66. First development board for a high radiation tolerance power supply 67. SAM High Voltage Multiplier
Assembly Test Setup
68. MMS High Voltage Opto-Coupler
Test

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69. Vacuum Tube X-Ray Source
Modulator
70. High Voltage Cable Noise Coupling
Test
71. 25,000 Volt X-Ray Source Power
Supply Under Test
72. 500 Watt Dynamic Tether High
Voltage Power Supply
       
73. Tether Power Supply PWM Drive
Section
74. Close-up of Tether High Voltage
Drive Section
75. Close-up of Tether High Voltage Modulator 76. Tether Floating Drive System Under Preliminary Test
       
77. Tether System Radiated EMC Test 78. 2000 Watt Tether Load 79. Mars Atmosphere Breakdown
Simulator
80. 25,000 Volt High Voltage System

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81. 5,000 Volts Power Supply Under Test 82. Mars-Phoenix TEGA Brassboard
Under Test
83. SAM Emission Control Simulator
Under Test
84. High Voltage Feedback Tuning
       
85. High Voltage Opto-Coupler
Screening Setup
86. Chemin Filament Simulator Under
Test
87. Chemin Filament Simulator During Assembly 88. Chemin Filament Simulator During Assembly
       
89. JADE 11,000 Volt High Voltage
Power Supply Demo. Breadboard
90. JADE High Voltage Modulator Development 91. JADE High Voltage Component
Life Testing
92. SAM Analog Electronics (AE)
Bench Testing

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93. SAM Analog Electronics (AE)
Thermal Testing
94. SAM PS Module Configured for
Thermal Testing
95. PS Control Assembly Bench Test 96. SAM Pyrolysis-Temperature Module
Bench Test
       
97. SAM Filament-Bias Module on
Inspection Bench
98. SAM Filament-Bias Module
Bench Test
99. Combined FB-PT Module
Bench Test
100. Combined FB-PT Module
Thermal Test
       
101. SAM High Voltage Module (HVM)
Bench Test
102. SAM High Voltage Connector
Testing
103. SAM Magnetics Screening 104. SAM Transformer Screening

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105. SAM Inductor Saturation Testing 106. Partial Discharge Test Setup
Calibration
107. Piezo-Electric Test Setup 108. Piezo-Electric Test Setup
       
109. Piezo-Electric Test Setup 110. Lab Assistant in Robotics
Laboratory
111. SAM Brassboard PS Test Setup 112. SAM Brassboard PS Test Setup
       
113. 400 MHz Slot Antenna Test 114. TEGA-EGA Flight Model Face View 115. TEGA-EGA High Voltage Umbilical 116. TEGA-EGA Low Voltage Module
Interior View

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117. TEGA-EGA High Voltage Module
Bottom View
118. TEGA High Voltage Module
Top View
119. Top View of TEGA Emission
Control Board
120. TEGA HVM Functional Bench
Test Setup
       
121. TEGA HVM in Thermal Test
Chamber
122. TEGA LVM in Bench Test Setup 123. Integrated TEGA Flight Model
in Functional Test
124. TEGA High Voltage Transformer Qualification Setup
       

 
125. TEGA High Voltage Transformer Stepped-Voltage Testing 126. TEGA Power Supply Breadboard
Test
127. TEGA Integrated High Voltage Breadboard Test 128. TEGA High Voltage Breadboard
Test
 

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129. TEGA Filament/Emission Control Breadboard Test Setup  130. TEGA High Voltage Breadboard
Test Setup
131. TEGA Emission Control Test
with Real Filament
132. Bench Test of Actual TEGA
Filament
       
133. UHF Filter Test 134. High Voltage Test Setup 135. AIM-CIP High Voltage Power Supply 136. AIM-CIP High Voltage Power Supply, Bottom View
       
137. Control Loop Testing of
AIM-CIP HVPS
138. Top View of Huygens
GCMS Instrument
139. Side View of Huygens GCMS
Electronics
140. Side View of Huygens GCMS
Electronics

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141. GALEX Engineering Model High
Voltage Power Supply
142. GALEX Engineering Model Low
Voltage Power Supply
143. GP-B Aft Power Unit 144. GP-B Aft Power Unit, Back Side
       
145. APU in Bench Test Setup 146. GP-B Forward Regulator Module 147. Rosetta IES High Voltage Power
Supply with Control Module
148. Interior View of IES HVPS
       
149. IES HVPS in Test Fixture 150. Hubble Spectrograph Power
Converter
151. 2000 Watt Battery Charge
Controller
152. QuickToms PMIU2 Power
Converter Breadboard

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153. PMIU2 Configured for Test 154. 2000 Watt High Voltage
Breadboard
155. SAM Thermo-Electric Cooler
Test Setup
156. SAM Bulb Filament Simulator
       
157. UC Berkeley Antenna Calibration
Setup
158. IMAGE Spacecraft E-Field Mockup 159. The “Bird Cage” 160. The “Big Box”
       
     
161. Testing Inside the “Big Box”      

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