Accession Number:

ADA634696

Title:

Characterization of Surface Discharge Switches and High Performance Applications Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Results of experiments which were conducted to characterize the performance of a surface discharge as a high-performance, self-closing isolation switch for high energy applications are described. These experiments, conducted under both DC and pulsed conditions, lead to a model of switch operation which enables the design of such switches for multi-megajoule operation. The paper describes the successful implementation of a surface switch as an operational component in a multimegampere .

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE