Accession Number : AD0164142

Title :   Fast Switch Utilizing Hybrid Electron-Beam-Semiconductor Devices.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hanrahan,Donald J.

Report Date : 11 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes a fast switching device employing at least two semiconductor p-n junction devices in a back-to-back arrangement with the voltage which is to be switched applied across the semiconductor devices. If the output is to be a replica of the switched voltage, the latter is also applied to control an electron beam which irradiates one or both semiconductor devices when the switch is to be closed. A square-wave output can be produced by using an electron beam which is not proportional to the switched voltage but is simply turned on and off in synchronism with it and has a constant value when it is on.

Descriptors :   (*Switches, *Patents), Hybrid systems, Semiconductor devices, Switching, Electron beams

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE