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