Accession Number : AD0619690

Title :   GASEOUS DISCHARGE SWITCH IN OVERSIZED WAVEGUIDE.

Descriptive Note : Interim progress rept. for 1 Oct 64-31 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABS

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

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The report presents the progress made 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 study of low pressure gaseous electronic switches is also presented which indicate that a Penning type discharge may have important advantages. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAVEGUIDE SWITCHES, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), (*ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, GAS DISCHARGES), RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, HYDROGEN, ATTENUATION, X BAND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE