Accession Number:

AD0258789

Title:

SOLID STATE COMMUTATOR STUDY

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE N Y

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Report Date:

1961-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Research concerns the establishment of techniques for the design of a solid state commutator utilizing photoconductive and electroluminescent cells. The operating characteristics of these components were investigated to determine their capabilities as elements of a switching device. The most feasible types of photoconductor switching networks were analyzed and the development and measurements of each are described. Properties particularly considered are the ONOFF output ratio, attenuation, capability of handling large numbers of inputs, linearity, and noise level. An 8 channel commutator, utilizing the developed T-section switch and binary grouping output, was constructed and tested. Bandwidth and minimum signal levels are discussed in terms of the design predictions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE