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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. See Steve, with Rob Manning (JPL) and Glenn Reeves (JPL) give their University of Michigan “3 Amigos” talk on YouTube. 3. PIXL X-ray Head Including the
30 kV  High Voltage Module
4.  LV Control Module for PIXL X-Ray Head
       
5. SAM Analog Electronics (AE) 66. View of Valve-Heater Module as part of integrated SAM Analog Electronics 7. SAM Valve-Heater Module flight
model prior to AE integration
8. SAM Power Supply Module flight
model
       
9. SAM Power Supply Module flight
model
10. Power Supply Control Assembly 11. Power Supply MosFet Assembly 12. SAM Pyrolysis-Temperature
Module flight model
       
       
   

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13. SAM Filament-Bias Module flight
model
14. SAM High Voltage Module (HVM)  
       
15.  RF Interference Testing a
CubeSat for Spire Global.
16. Special Assistant Kayli Battel with
a CubeSat in the lab.
17. Satellite Solar Array Shunt System 18. 400 Watt Power Unit for a
Miniaturized Hall Effect Thruster
       
19. High Voltage Opto-Coupler Partial Discharge Testing 20. High Voltage Cable Noise and
Breakdown Testing
21. EN-11 High Voltage Life Test 22. PicSpec Brassboard -100,000
Volt Power Module
       
23. PicSpec Brassboard Power
Electronics and Control Module
24. Progressive Stages of Build-up
for the PIXL High Voltage Module
25.Potted PIXL High Voltage Module 26. PIXL X-Ray Tube Test Module

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  27.  Progression of PIXL High Voltage Module Test Setups 28. Thermal Test Setup for PIXL
Brassboard Hardware
 
       
2929. 100 kilovolt high voltage power
supply prototype under test for the
PicSpec instrument
30. An early version of the -100 kilovolt
high voltage power supply prototype
3131.  kilovolt isolation transformer
for the PicSpec instrument
32. The PIXL instrument brassboard
28,000 volt power supply
under development
for JPL
       
33. The PIXL high voltage power supply
from picture 16 set up for its life test
34. Close up view of the development version of the PIXL high voltage module 35. Brassboard version of the PIXL
high voltage system
36. The PIXL x-ray tube built up into a
non-flight assembly for testing

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37. MOMA breadboard testing of miniaturized power supply. 38. The MOMA project Filament-Bias (FB) module 39. A closer look at the FB module
discussed in picture 22
40. The MOMA Power-High Voltage (PH) module
       
41. The integrated Secondary Electronics
Box (SEB) module
42. The FB (right side) and PH
modules side-by-side
43. Bench testing of the FB and PH
modules
44. MOMA Power Supply (PS)
brassboard for testing
       
45. MOMA test simulator with a pair
of flight-like filaments
46. MOMA Filament control and
bias testing
47. MOMA special cables and connectors testing 48. MOMA couplers and magnetic
devices testing

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49. MAVEN NGIMS instrument power
supply testing
50. MAVEN FM IUVS high voltage
power supply
51. MAVEN FM IUVS high voltage
power supply under test
52. MAVEN FM IUVS high voltage
power supply under test for
output noise
       
53. PC board dielectric breakdown measurements 54. Picture of fully assembled 25,000
x-ray high voltage power supply
prototype
55. Final bench test for assembled
25,000 x-ray high voltage power
supply prototype
56. The SAM (Surface Analysis at Mars) instrument undergoing conducted susceptibility testing
       
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57. The dual LISN (Line Impedance Stabilization Network) 58. SAM EMC testing at Goddard 59. Final bench test of testing of
the 25,000 x-ray high voltage
power supply
60. 25,000 x-ray high voltage power supply

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61. Breadboard testing of 25,000 volt x-ray power supply 62. High voltage module used with
the 25,000 x-ray high voltage
power supply
63. LADEE flight PS/HV (Power Supply
and High Voltage) module
64. Top side view of the LADEE Engineering model PS/HV module
       
65. Junior assistant Kayli Battel helping
with testing
66. LADEE PS/HV Engineering being
set up
67. LADEE PS/HV Engineering mounted
on copper bench
68. LADEE PS/HV Engineering in special
noise testing configuration
       
69. LADEE PS/HV Engineering being
tested for radiated magnetic signature
70. Opto-coupler test setup for LOKI
tether HVPS
71. Infrared LED test fixture for
qualification of LED's
72. Battel Engineering's Rocket Squad pointing their rockets skyward

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73. LADEE and MAVEN flight and
engineering magnetic parts
74. LADEE and MAVEN magnetic parts
in thermal oven
75. Main transformer test fixture for
LADEE and MAVEN flight devices
76. Main transformer test fixture for
LADEE and MAVEN flight devices
       
77. Steve at his "other job" 78. Spare AIM high voltage power supply being tested 79. Assistants Kayli and David
working on the water manifold
80. Custom heat exchanger in
operation at "Casa Battel"
       
81. Wideband RF amplifier under development 82. First development board for a high radiation tolerance power supply 83. SAM High Voltage Multiplier
Assembly Test Setup
84. MMS High Voltage Opto-Coupler
Test

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85. Vacuum Tube X-Ray Source
Modulator
86. High Voltage Cable Noise Coupling
Test
87. 25,000 Volt X-Ray Source Power
Supply Under Test
88. 500 Watt Dynamic Tether High
Voltage Power Supply
       
89. Tether Power Supply PWM Drive
Section
90. Close-up of Tether High Voltage
Drive Section
91. Close-up of Tether High Voltage Modulator 92. Tether Floating Drive System Under Preliminary Test
       
93. Tether System Radiated EMC Test 94. 2000 Watt Tether Load 95. Mars Atmosphere Breakdown
Simulator
96. 25,000 Volt High Voltage System

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97. 25,000 Volts Power Supply Under Test 98. Mars-Phoenix TEGA Brassboard
Under Test
99. SAM Emission Control Simulator
Under Test
100. High Voltage Feedback Tuning
       
101. High Voltage Opto-Coupler
Screening Setup
102. Chemin Filament Simulator Under
Test
103. Chemin Filament Simulator During Assembly 104. Chemin Filament Simulator During Assembly
       
105. JADE 11,000 Volt High Voltage
Power Supply Demo. Breadboard
106. JADE High Voltage Modulator Development 107. JADE High Voltage Component
Life Testing
108. SAM Analog Electronics (AE)
Bench Testing

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109. SAM Analog Electronics (AE)
Thermal Testing
110. SAM PS Module Configured for
Thermal Testing
111. PS Control Assembly Bench Test 112. SAM Pyrolysis-Temperature Module
Bench Test
       
113. SAM Filament-Bias Module on
Inspection Bench
114. SAM Filament-Bias Module
Bench Test
115. Combined FB-PT Module
Bench Test
116. Combined FB-PT Module
Thermal Test
       
117. SAM High Voltage Module (HVM)
Bench Test
118. SAM High Voltage Connector
Testing
119. SAM Magnetics Screening 120. SAM Transformer Screening

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121. SAM Inductor Saturation Testing 122. Partial Discharge Test Setup
Calibration
123. Piezo-Electric Test Setup 124. Piezo-Electric Test Setup
       
125. Piezo-Electric Test Setup 126. Lab Assistant in Robotics
Laboratory
127. SAM Brassboard PS Test Setup 128. SAM Brassboard PS Test Setup
       
129. 400 MHz Slot Antenna Test 130. TEGA-EGA Flight Model Face View 131. TEGA-EGA High Voltage Umbilical 132. TEGA-EGA Low Voltage Module
Interior View

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133. TEGA-EGA High Voltage Module
Bottom View
134. TEGA High Voltage Module
Top View
135. Top View of TEGA Emission
Control Board
136. TEGA HVM Functional Bench
Test Setup
       
137. TEGA HVM in Thermal Test
Chamber
138. TEGA LVM in Bench Test Setup 139. Integrated TEGA Flight Model
in Functional Test
140. TEGA High Voltage Transformer Qualification Setup
       

 
141. TEGA High Voltage Transformer Stepped-Voltage Testing 142. TEGA Power Supply Breadboard
Test
143. TEGA Integrated High Voltage Breadboard Test 144. TEGA High Voltage Breadboard
Test
 

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145. TEGA Filament/Emission Control Breadboard Test Setup  146. TEGA High Voltage Breadboard
Test Setup
147. TEGA Emission Control Test
with Real Filament
148. Bench Test of Actual TEGA
Filament
       
149. UHF Filter Test 150. High Voltage Test Setup 151. AIM-CIP High Voltage Power Supply 152. AIM-CIP High Voltage Power Supply, Bottom View
       
153. Control Loop Testing of
AIM-CIP HVPS
154. Top View of Huygens
GCMS Instrument
155. Side View of Huygens GCMS
Electronics
156. Side View of Huygens GCMS
Electronics

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157. GALEX Engineering Model High
Voltage Power Supply
158. GALEX Engineering Model Low
Voltage Power Supply
159. GP-B Aft Power Unit 160. GP-B Aft Power Unit, Back Side
       
161. APU in Bench Test Setup 162. GP-B Forward Regulator Module 163. Rosetta IES High Voltage Power
Supply with Control Module
164. Interior View of IES HVPS
       
165. IES HVPS in Test Fixture 166. Hubble Spectrograph Power
Converter
167. 2000 Watt Battery Charge
Controller
168. QuickToms PMIU2 Power
Converter Breadboard

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169. PMIU2 Configured for Test 170. 2000 Watt High Voltage
Breadboard
171. SAM Thermo-Electric Cooler
Test Setup
172. SAM Bulb Filament Simulator
       
173. UC Berkeley Antenna Calibration
Setup
174. IMAGE Spacecraft E-Field Mockup 175. The “Bird Cage” 176. The “Big Box”
       
     
177. Testing Inside the “Big Box”      

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