Accession Number : ADA180182

Title :   High Voltage, High Power Operation of the Plasma Erosion Opening Switch.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : JAYCOR VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Neri,J M ; Boller,J R ; Ottinger,P F ; Weber,B V ; Young,F C

PDF Url : ADA180182

Report Date : 07 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A Plasma Erosion Opening Switch (PEOS) is used as the opening switch for a vacuum inductive storage system driven by a 1.8-MV, 1.6-TW pulsed power generator. A 135 nH vacuum inductor is current charged to about 750 kA in 50 ns through the closed PEOS which then opens in 10 ns into an inverse ion diode load. Electrical diagnostics and nuclear activations from ions accelerated in the diode yield a peak load voltage (4.25 MV) and peak load power (2.8 TW) that are 2.4 and 1.8 times greater than ideal matched load values for the same generator pulse. Keywords: Vacuum opening switch; Voltage multiplication; Pulse compression; Power multiplication.

Descriptors :   *OPENING(PROCESS), *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *VACUUM SWITCHES, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), DIODES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, EROSION, GENERATORS, HIGH POWER, HIGH VOLTAGE, INDUCTORS, INVERSION, IONS, OPERATION, PEAK POWER, PULSE COMPRESSION, PULSES, VACUUM, YIELD, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, POWER AMPLIFIERS, IMPEDANCE MATCHING

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE