Accession Number:

ADA639501

Title:

Multistage Gas Trigatron for Megavolt Operation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A multistage. command-fired, trigatron switch. intended for megavolt operation. has been designed. constructed. and tested. The gas switch incorporates a uniform field geometry. to lower pressure-gap spacing requirements a unique cascading trigger scheme. to reduce closure jitter and carbon electrode inserts. to lengthen operating lifetime. This paper presents the analysis used to determine switch jitter requirements. a description of the switch design. the switch tests performed and a summary of the results.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE