Accession Number : ADD008516

Title :   Parallel Multi-Electrode Spark Gap Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : O'Loughlin,James P

Report Date : 12 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A spark gap switching device is described for high peak currents including a pair of main electrodes with protruding, opposing sub-electrodes, surrounded by high permeability cores typically of ferrite material. Small air gaps separate the sub-electrodes. The switch is activated by an over voltage or the like causing one of the sub-electrodes to breakover producing a flux time rate of change in the core. A voltage is induced in the non conducting sub-electrodes causing aligned pairs to rapidly increase in potential difference until one by one they all conduct.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Spark gaps, *Switching, *Electric switches, Inventions, Parallel orientation, Electrodes, Multimode, Voltage, Air gaps

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE