Accession Number:

ADA639463

Title:

Rapid Start, High Average Power BLT Switch for Anti-Missile Radar

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INTEGRATED APPLIED PHYSICS INC WALTHAM MA

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Back Lighted Thyratron with a Super- the pulse, there is no conceivable way to absorb or disperse Emissive Cathode BLT-SEC has unique advantages of it contemporaneously with its generation. Fig. 1 shows the high peak current, small size, very low heater power, and heat penetration into tungsten at the end of a single 500 ns prompt warm-up compared to conventional hydrogen pulse of 107 W 1 cm2. thyratrons. These characteristics make it suitable for many modern applications such as anti-missile radar, space borne weapons systems, pollution control pulse generators, and industriallasers.1 We report advances made in the understanding of electrode erosion and average power heating, and describe rotary firing, a novel method for improving tube life and average power ratings.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE