A UNIQUE SWITCHING DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
Technical rept. 28 Oct 1964-11 Apr 1966
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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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.
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