This unique resource utilizes Excel spreadsheets to perform calculations and SPICE simulation models on the companion website to enhance understanding of coil performance and operating theory. Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Coiling Chapter 2: Designing a Spark Gap Tesla Coil Chapter 3: Resonance Chapter 4. Inductors and Air Core Transformers Chapter 5. Capacitors Chapter 6. Spark Gaps Chapter 7. Control, Monitoring, and Interconnectors Chapter 8. Using Computer Simulation to Verify Coil Design Chapter 9. Coil Construction Chapter 10. Engineering Aids Appendix A: Bio of Nikola Tesla Appendix B: Index of Worksheets Appendix C: Metric Prefixes, Measurement Standards & Symbols Biographical note
Mitch grew up on a farm in a small town in Minnesota. A move to Colorado as a teenager found him graduating high school in 1975 and leaving for boot camp in the U.S. Marine Corps. A twenty year military career as an electronics technician and CH-46 helicopter crewchief in the U.S. Navy brought him to retirement in 1998. He graduated Summa cum Laude from Southern Illinois University in 1991. Mitch transitioned to the space industry as a Reliability Engineer and Engineering Analyst where he currently conducts worst case performance, electrical stress, and failure modes and effects analyses, reliability predictions and a host of engineering tasks which assist in spacecraft design.