Accession Number : ADD003978
Title : Supersonic Spark Gap Switch.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Rabe,Douglas C
Report Date : 31 May 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : The patent relates to hot gases and discharge products removed from the space between the electrodes of a spark gap switch after the passage of the discharge by a supersonic air flow in the discharge region created by fabricating the ends of the electrodes to form a DeLaval nozzle. The supersonic air flow clears the switch and provides a switch having a very short grace period.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Spark gaps, Electric switches, Supersonic flow, Electrodes, Supersonic nozzles
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE