Accession Number : AD0756435

Title :   Generation and Suppression of Voltage Transients in Military Vehicular Electrical Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Reich,Bernard ; Erickson,John

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Voltage transients generated in military vehicular electrical systems are being suppressed using a transient suppressor of considerable surge energy capability. Consideration is being given to equipping non-military automotive systems with high-energy surge suppressors. The paper describes transient suppressor developments at the U.S. Army Electronics Command; that is, suppressors used to protect tactical communications equipment. Emphasis is given to space, weight, and cost in the suppressor design. An approximate method is given for determining the suppressor surge capability which does not require a knowledge of the generating system impedance. The shunt suppressor requirements depend basically on the load being removed and the responsiveness of the generating system voltage regulator. Examples of voltage transients generated by military vehicular electrical systems are also presented. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SUPPRESSORS, *VEHICLES), TRANSIENTS, VOLTAGE, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE