Accession Number:

ADA155482

Title:

Operational Window for a Plasma Erosion Opening Switch Used for Voltage Multiplication on Pulsed Power Generators.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Plasma Erosion Opening Switch PEOS is a fast opening switch which has been shown to be capable of conducting megampere-level currents before opening in 10 ns. Such a switch can be used for inductive storage in order to compress the output from conventional pulsed power generator in order to achieve voltage and power multiplication. An operational window is described herein which illustrates the voltage regime made accessible for a given machine by the switch. Keywords Opening switch Inductive storage Pulsed power and Pulse compression. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE