Accession Number : ADD013768

Title :   Asynchronous Marx Generator Utilizing Photo-Conductive Semiconductor Switches.

Descriptive Note : Patent application filed 2 May 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weiner, Maurice ; Kim, Anderson H ; Bovino, Lawrence J

Report Date : 02 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A Marx high voltage generator with a fast rise time. Photoconductive semiconductor switches are sequentially triggered by a single laser via fiber optic bundles of different lengths. The switches serve to series connect a group of charged capacitors. Output is taken from the last capacitor which receives the voltage accumulated on all of the previous capacitors. Proper timing of the activation of each switch produces a fast rise time.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ASYNCHRONOUS SYSTEMS, *ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, *PULSE GENERATORS, *SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, BUNDLES, CAPACITORS, ELECTRIC SWITCHES, FIBER OPTICS, HIGH VOLTAGE, LASERS, PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE