Accession Number : ADD017392

Title :   Energy-Measuring Resistor Bank.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Mar 93, Patented 16 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marques, Anthony M ; Kelley, Paul R ; Jones, William K ; Fuk, Masatoshi

Report Date : 16 Aug 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A resistor bank consisting of a group of resistors formed on the surface of a die, all electrically connected together in parallel. All of the resistors have identical individual resistances, but each has a unique energy dissipating capacity. When an event subjects the resistor bank to a surge of current, some of the resistors blow out, thereby changing the resistance of the bank. By measuring the resistance of the bank before and after an event the energy of the surge can be determined. jg

Descriptors :   *RESISTORS, *PATENTS, MEASUREMENT, RADIATION, RESISTANCE, ENERGY, INTENSITY, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, SURFACES, PULSES, MICROELECTRONICS, CIRCUITS, ELECTRIC CURRENT, SURGES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE