Repetitive Series Interrupter.
Research and development technical rept.,
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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This work describes a novel approach for the protection of high power microwave tubes against arcs. The protective device is basically an electronically resettable fuse which is placed in series in the discharge circuit. Upon the sensing of an arc the device interrupts the current until the arc clears. This permits operation on the next pulse. The device consists of a thyratron with a long discharge region in series with a perforated anode. Current interruption is achieved by the application of a pulsed magnetic field in the interaction region to vary the impedance of the discharge. Results of the investigation demonstrate overall feasibility and point out areas requiring further development. Author
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