Accession Number:

ADA028075

Title:

Generating High Voltage Pulses by Interrupting Current in an Inductive Circuit

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A new approach to the problem of developing an opening switch for inductive systems is described. The switch fuse consists of an aluminum foil immersed in water. Heat transfer processes and chemical reactions between the Al and water determine switch performance. Six kilojoules of electrical energy was handled by the switch and voltages of up to 100 kV were generated across the switch electrodes.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE