Accession Number:

ADA065048

Title:

Plasma Cathode Thyratron.

Descriptive Note:

Tri-annual rept. no. 1, 1 Sep-30 Dec 77,

Corporate Author:

EG AND G INC SALEM MASS ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The objective of this work is to provide a thyratron type device which is capable of cold-start operation thus eliminating the need for standby power. A replica of a cold-cathode triode, described by Vagin in the Russian literature, was built and tested. The results do not support Vagins description of its operation. A triode of our own design operates satisfactorily without filament power. A keep-alive or ignitor electrode its proposed as a solution to the high grid breakdown voltage and anode jitter found during the state-up period. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE