Multistage Gas Trigatron for Megavolt Operation
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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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.
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