Accession Number : ADD009958

Title :   High Voltage Driver Amplifier Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Newcomb,Robert E

Report Date : 16 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The high voltage driver amplifier apparatus utilizes a pair of high voltage, current switches to connect a capacitive load to either a positive or negative hgh voltage. A gated logic circuit is utilized to control the state of the two high-voltage, current switches. Control signals are applied to a positive and a negative comparator which respectively control a gated oscillator driver. Each gated oscillator driver respectively controls a high-voltage current switch. A timing circuit is utilized in each gated oscillator driver to automatically lower the driver frequency if the comparator output lasts longer than a predetermined time. The high-voltage current switches comprise stacks of lower voltage switching transistors which are arranged in series to withstand the applied high voltage to the load. It is one object of this invention, to provide an improved high voltage driver amplifier apparatus. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Power amplifiers, *High voltage, *Drives(Electronics), Electronic equipment, Circuits, Capacitors, Gates(Circuits), Logic circuits, Low voltage, Switching circuits, Transistors, Timing circuits, Inventions, Control, Signals

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE