Accession Number:

ADA639541

Title:

Breakdown Phenomena in Ultra-Fast Plasma Closing Switches

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

STRATHCLYDE UNIV GLASGOW (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An experimental investigation into the rate of voltage collapse in plasma closing switches has been undertaken. A transmission line test switch, using a radialconical topology to minimise wave reflections, has been used for this investigation. The results described in this paper were obtained from experiments using hydrogen. The results show that there is a distinct difference in behaviour between low pressure 5 bar and high pressure 5 bar breakdown. Comparatively high values of dVdt were obtained at both low and high pressures, whereas a low dVdt was observed at intermediate values of pressure.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE