Accession Number : AD0479506

Title :   GASEOUS DISCHARGE SWITCH IN OVERSIZED WAVEGUIDE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 64-30 Sep 65,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Quine, John P. ; Younger, Cousby

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation is to develop fast ultra high power switches compatible with the TE10 mode in oversized rectangular waveguide for which the height and width dimensions are of the order of two free space wavelengths. Experimental switches are to be designed for operation at X-band. This report presents the results that were obtained in a theoretical and experimental investigation of DC Triggered Spark Gap Switches for oversized Rectangular Waveguide. These switches which operate at atmospheric pressure employ a symmetrical arrangement of several spherical spark gaps in order to prevent the generation of higher order propagating modes. The results of a theoretical and experimental study of low pressure gaseous electronic switches employing a Penning type of discharge are also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAVEGUIDE SWITCHES, X BAND), WAVEGUIDES, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, GAS DISCHARGES, ELECTRODES, STANDING WAVE RATIOS, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE