Accession Number : AD0474653

Title :   NANOSECOND SWITCH DEVELOPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jun 64-1 Apr 65,

Corporate Author : SPACE SCIENCES INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Proud, J. M. ; Felsenthal, P.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : A program to develop a switch or switch technique suitable for use in a stripline voltage multiplication circuit is reported. Switch requirements include rise time and jitter of less than 5 nsec, inductance in the low nanohenry range, as well as simplicity, reliability and ease of maintenance. Two major tasks were the design and development of a high pressure gas switch aimed at meeting the above requirements and the obtaining of sufficient fundamental breakdown data in liquid and solid dielectrics to show their feasibility as a nanosecond switching medium. A comprehensive switch literature search and the bibliography included here show that no existing switches meet program requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC SWITCHES), (*PRESSURE SWITCHES, DIELECTRIC FILMS, DIELECTRICS, SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, PULSE GENERATORS, GAS DISCHARGES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), ABSTRACTS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, HYDROCARBONS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE