Accession Number : ADD011505

Title :   Power Circuit Utilizing Self-Excited Hall Effect Switch Means.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Turchi,P J

Report Date : 27 Nov 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A power circuit utilizes a switch comprised of Hall-effect-active resistive elements for interrupting a current flow in an inductive energy storage system. Interruption of the flow of current causes a high-voltage pulse which drives the current flow into a circuit leg which is parallel to the interrupting elements. The Hall effect switch is controlled by means of an exciter coil that is connected in parallel with the Hall-effect-active resistive elements to provide self excited operation.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electronic switches, *Hall effect, Pulse generators, High voltage, Energy storage, Inductance, Exciters, Electric coils, Parallel orientation, Thrusters, Plasma jets

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE