Accession Number:

AD0256869

Title:

SOLID STATE SWITCH STUDY

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Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP BALTIMORE MD

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The study and development of techniques and circuitry in the application of Solid State devices to radar modulators are described. The use of transistor switches, along with their capabilities is briefly discussed. The application of Trinistors PNPN switches however, is considered in great detail as their use represents the most attractive and practical method of attaining the specified peak pulse powers of 1 to 20 megawatts. It is shown that a solid state Line Pulsing Type radar modulator capable of switching 1 to 20 megawatts is feasible. The basic circuitry and the Trinistors that could be used in such an application were fully evaluated. Although this evaluation was performed at medium power and voltage levels, by simple scaling of the results, powers in the megawatt range can be achieved. It was also found that no basic limitation was found as to the number of Trinistors that can be placed in series. Thus, it appears that no limit exists in the peak or average power that can be generated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE