Accession Number : AD0757308

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

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LAB FORT MONMOUTH N J

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

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Voltage transients generated in military vehicular electrical systems are being suppressed using a transient suppressor of considerable surge capability. This suppressor, a shunt type, is capable of absorbing 250 J in a 50 ms surge. The current and future increasing reliance on voltage-sensitive semi-conductorized equipment makes it mandatory that transient protection be incorporated into nonmilitary automative systems. Consideration is being given to equipping these 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. Examples of voltage transients generated by military vehicular electrical systems are also presented. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SUPPRESSORS, TRANSIENTS), VEHICLES, VOLTAGE, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE