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