Accession Number:

AD0489427

Title:

A UNIQUE SWITCHING DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 28 Oct 1964-11 Apr 1966

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

An efficient current interrupting device to be used with inductive power supplies was developed. A unique switch, termed the gun switch, has been developed which utilizes gunpowder as a propellant to drive a plastic piston into, and shear, and electrical ribbon conductor. The gun switch has transferred up to 220,000 joules 36,000 amp into an 0.06-ohm, 6-micron h load with an electrical transfer efficiency of 97 percent.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE