Accession Number : AD0284843

Title :   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MAGNETIC MODULATOR

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD

Report Date : 03 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The investigation of problems associated with magnetic modulators which produce a very short pulse and in building and testing a prototype modulator under extreme conditions is discussed. The major areas of investigation were: circuit configuration study, including distributive constants approach; solid state switching; low-loss dielectric capacitors; minimizing core volume vs. pulse compression; saturable reactor winding techniques; saturable reactor impregnants; minimizing losses in the bias supply; minimizing leakage inductance; jitter and pulse position control; pulse forming network study; and, magnetic and conventional modulator comparison. The results of the investigations were used to determine the design of a specified prototype modulator. From the information obtained from the tests of this prototype unit, it is now feasible to construct a modulator which will actually meet all of the original design goals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC MODULATORS, CAPACITORS, COOLING, DIELECTRICS, DIODES, FEEDBACK, MAGNETIC CORES, MODEL TESTS, MODULATORS, PULSE GENERATORS, RECTIFIERS, SATURABLE REACTORS, SEMICONDUCTORS, SILICON, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, TEMPERATURE, TIME, TRANSISTORS, TRIGGER CIRCUITS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE