Accession Number : AD0873259
Title : Multimegavolt Modulator Study.
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 6 Mar 69-4 Mar 70,
Corporate Author : ION PHYSICS CORP BURLINGTON MA
Personal Author(s) : Moriarty, J. J. ; Milde, H. I. ; Hipple, J. E.
Report Date : AUG 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 80
Abstract : Energy storage and switching systems related to modulator operation at voltages in excess of one million volts are discussed. Two-basic switch-closure schemes are treated in detail: the trigatron and the laser-triggered switch. Experimental determinations of multimegavolt switching range and spark gap erosion are described. Test results are presented for a high voltage pulse generator which can be controlled from ground potential by means of optical telemetry. A 1-MV prototype of a high average power, high voltage power supply developed at the High Voltage Engineering Corporation is described. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MODULATORS, PULSE GENERATORS), ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, TRIGGER CIRCUITS, LASERS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, VOLTAGE, POWER SUPPLIES.
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE