Accession Number : ADD005906

Title :   Rugged Quick-Heating Electron Tubes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Marsden,Charles P , Jr

Report Date : 15 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent consists of a rugged combustion-heated electron tube comprising: a metallic conically-shaped anode structure; a metallic conically-shaped cathode structure insulatedly and coaxially mounted in spaced relationship to said anode structure; a metallic conically-shaped grid structure insulatedly and coaxially mounted in spaced relationship between said anode structure and said cathode structure; first and second annular insulating spacer-seals separating said anode structure from said grid structure and said grid structure from said cathode structure, said spacer-seals in combination with said anode structure and said cathode structure providing a hermetically-sealed envelope containing said grid structure; and a combustible material mounted exteriorly of said envelope in proximity to said cathode structure, said combustible material being adapted to heat said cathode structure to an operating temperature.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electron tubes, *Projectile fuzes, Cathodes(Electron tubes), Heating, Activation, Combustion, Anodes(Electron tubes), Coaxial configurations

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE