Accession Number : AD0785737

Title :   Repetitive Series Interrupter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 73-30 Jun 74,

Corporate Author : ITT ELECTRON TUBE DIV EASTON PA

Personal Author(s) : Shackelford,Charles L.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Operating models of a current interrupter utilizing the interaction of a magnetic field and hydrogen plasma have been designed by empirical means, successfully built and tested. The device is capable of either momentary or permanent interruption of a direct current fault up to 200 amperes at 15 kilovolts. The normal average current rating is 0.8 ampere. A discussion of the preliminary tests and the design and test of the final state-of-the-art model is given. The magnetic modulator circuit which supplies the magnetic field is discussed. Areas for future exploration are listed. A parallel computer-aided design and synthesis approach was carried on. Progress toward a computer synthesizing program is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Interrupters, Plasma devices, Magnetic fields, Interactions, Computer applications, Electronic switches

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE