Accession Number:

ADA129554

Title:

Coordinated Research Program in Pulsed Power Physics.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 3, 1 Oct 81-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

283.0

Abstract:

Eight program elements related to pulsed power research are described. These program elements form a multi-disciplinary, coordinated program whose main emphasis is to gain improved understanding of high power, repetitive closing and opening switches. The main emphasis is concerned with triggering of discharges in gas filled spark gaps and the associated electrode erosion and insulator damage. Considerable efforts are also being made to understand the limitations and fundamental discharge phenomena in fast opening switches for inductive energy storage. A novel electromechanical pulse generator which promises to deliver fast, repetitive pulses to a load is also being investigated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE