Accession Number : AD0780086

Title :   Repetitive Series Interrupter.

Descriptive Note : Triannual rept. no. 2, 1 Nov 73-28 Feb 74,


Personal Author(s) : Shackelford,Charles L.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The objectives of the study are the development of the theory of operation, computer aided design techniques, and operating models of the Interrupter and the magnetic modulator employing the Interrupter. The operating models are to be able to interrupt 200 amperes at 15 kilovolts. They are to provide control of 0.8 ampere direct current. The design approach is an extension of hydrogen thyratron techniques. Design and construction of four devices was undertaken during the period. A study of 10 interaction space coupling arrangements was completed. Circuit redesign and construction was performed. Interruption of 200 amperes at 15 kilovolts was achieved. Interruption of 33 amperes with subsequent permanent hold-off of 10 kilovolts was performed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Interrupters, Electron tubes, Interactions, Magnetic modulators, Linear systems, Computer programming, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE