Accession Number : ADD016378

Title :   High Performance Pulse Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Jun 92, patented 10 May 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 10 May 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The device is a compact Marx-type generator capable of producing a high-voltage burst of pulses having rise-times 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 rise-time. 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 :   *PATENTS, *PULSE GENERATORS, *PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HIGH PRESSURE, HIGH VOLTAGE, HYDROGEN, INDUCTANCE, RATES, REPETITION RATE, SWITCHING, TIME, VOLTAGE, LINEAR ACCELERATORS, RADAR, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, CALIBRATION, CIRCUITS, VACUUM APPARATUS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE