Accession Number : ADD012594

Title :   High Voltage Insulators for Long, Linear Switches.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Petr,R A

Report Date : 30 Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A high voltage linear switch assembly is disclosed that uses a hollow quartz tube as the insulator, and houses the anode, cathode and switch within the insulator tube. The anode and cathode are fixed within the tube on opposite sides so that they do not make physical contact with each other. A chamber filled with either hydrogen or helium and a metal electrode screen act as the switch as follows. By separating the anode from the cathode the gas filled chamber normally acts as an open circuit. When a charge is conducted by the metal electrode screen, the gas in the chamber is ionized and provides a medium to provide electrical contact between the anode and the cathode. (Patent Applications)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *HELIUM, *TUBES, *SWITCHES, *HYDROGEN, QUARTZ, CHAMBERS, FILLING, GASES, HIGH VOLTAGE, INSULATION, CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE