Accession Number : ADD013899

Title :   High PRF High Current Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 16 Sep 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moran, Stuart L ; Hutcherson, Reginald K

Report Date : 16 Sep 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The instant invention is a triggerable, high voltage, high current, spark gap switch for use in pulse power systems. The device comprises a pair of electrodes in a high pressure hydrogen environment that is triggered by introducing an arc between one electrode and a trigger pin. Unusually high repetition rates may be obtained by undervolting the switch, i.e., operating the trigger at voltages much below the self-breakdown voltage of the device. Patent Applications. (RH)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRODES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PINS, *POWER SUPPLIES, *SPARK GAPS, *SWITCHES, *TRIGGER CIRCUITS, ENVIRONMENTS, HIGH POWER, HIGH PRESSURE, HIGH RATE, HYDROGEN, INVENTIONS, PULSES, REPETITION RATE, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE