Accession Number : ADA338977

Title :   Magnetic Switches and Circuits.

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Nunnally, W. C.

PDF Url : ADA338977

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This report outlines the use of saturable inductors as switches in lumped-element, magnetic-pulse compression circuits. The operation of the three basic types of magnetic pulse compression circuits is discussed and the characteristic use of each is defined. In addition, the geometric constraints and magnetic pulse compression circuits used in short-pulse, low-inductance systems are considered. The scaling of presaturation leakage currents, magnetic energy losses, and switching times with geometrical and material parameters are developed to aid in evaluating magnetic pulse compression systems in a particular application. Finally, a scheme for increasing the coupling coefficient in saturable stripline transformers is proposed to enable their use in the short-pulse, high-voltage regime.

Descriptors :   *SWITCHES, *MAGNETIC CIRCUITS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, HIGH FREQUENCY, VOLTAGE, TRANSMISSION LINES, COEFFICIENTS, HIGH VOLTAGE, INDEX TERMS, INDUCTORS, SATURABLE REACTORS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE