Accession Number : ADD015378

Title :   High Performance Pulse Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 15 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grothaus, Michael G ; Moran, Stuart L ; Hardesty, Leonard W

Report Date : 15 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The device is a compact Marx-type generator capable of producing a high-voltage burst of pulses having risetimes less than 10 nanoseconds at repetition rates up to 10 kHz. High-pressure hydrogen switches are used as the switching elements to achieve high rep-rate. A small coaxial design provides low inductance and a fast risetime. The device may be used as a high-rep-rate high-voltage trigger generator, or as a high-voltage pulse source capable of producing up to 1 MV pulses at high repetition rates.

Descriptors :   *PULSE GENERATORS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, HIGH VOLTAGE, HIGH PRESSURE, HYDROGEN, TRIGGER CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE