Accession Number : ADD011046

Title :   A Voltmeter for Remotely Sensing High Voltages.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Greene,H W ; Holder,J D ; Roberts,T G

Report Date : 12 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A passive voltmeter that measures pulses of high voltage by periodically discharging a condensor through a spark gap. The frequency at which the spark gap breaks down is a function of the voltage being measured and is detected and displayed in volts. Radioactive material within the chamber is used to insure a constant breakdown voltage by supplying the necessary free electrons. This insures constant breakdown time for the arc with minimum jitter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Voltmeters, *Gas discharges, *Pulse rate, *Spark gaps, Breakdown(Electronic threshold), Radioactive materials, Free electrons, Passive systems, High voltage, Remote detectors, Pulsed lasers, Argon, Constants, Pulses, Voltage, Time

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE