Accession Number : ADA291608

Title :   High Power Switch Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Jan 94-30 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : CENTRAL CONNECTICUT ENGINEERING INC ROCKY HILL

Personal Author(s) : Turnquist, David V. ; Wegner, Brian W.

PDF Url : ADA291608

Report Date : 30 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The complete manufacturing design of a high-power, high-repetition-rate switch has been developed. The switch will be capable of continuous operation at 100,000 volts, 100 kilowatts of average power, 100 joules per pulse, and 1000 hertz pulse repetition rates into a low impedance load. The inductance is minimized, as far as consistent with the other requirements, and the switch is designed for long life. The switch is a trigatron type spark gap with a high-pressure hydrogen-gas fill. The design is based directly on previous development of such devices by NSWCDD. The design includes an integrated fluid cooling system and a 100 kV, 1000 Hz trigger system. The design is capable of scaling to higher voltages and power levels. The manufactured switch will be vacuum sealed, and is designed to meet both military and commercial shock, vibration, temperature, and other environmental conditions.

Descriptors :   *HIGH POWER, *ELECTRIC SWITCHES, POWER LEVELS, VIBRATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, REPETITION RATE, MANUFACTURING, VACUUM, VOLTAGE, PULSE RATE, SHOCK, LONG LIFE, FLUIDS, COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, IMPEDANCE, INDUCTANCE, SPARK GAPS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE