Accession Number : ADD011062

Title :   Distributed Pulse Forming Network for Magnetic Modulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,


Personal Author(s) : Weiner,M ; Carter,J L ; Youmans,R J

Report Date : 10 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : A pulse forming network with distributed inductance and capacitance is disclosed for use in a magnetic modulator. The magnetic modulator has a magnetic core with a primary winding and a secondary winding around it. The pulse forming network includes an inner winding of flattened wire around the magnetic core and connected to one end of the secondary winding for receiving an induced voltage. The pulse forming network also includes a metal foil shield around the inner winding, so that the induced voltage may be stored capacitively between the inner winding and the shield. When the magnetic core saturates, the impedance of the secondary winding drops, so that the pulse forming network discharges through a load. The shape of the pulse through the load is determined by the inductance of the inner winding and the capacitance between the inner winding and the shield. The number of turns per unit length of the inner winding, the spacing between the inner winding and the shield, and the dielectric constant of an insulating layer of material between the inner winding and the shield may all be modified to obtain a pulse forming network forming a desired pulse shape. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Networks, *Magnetic modulators, *Pulse generators, Magnetic fields, Distribution, Capacitance, Length, Inductance, Dielectric properties, Voltage, Secondary, Insulation, Shape, Materials, Drops, Pulses, Lasers, Wire, Constants, Cores, Winding

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE