Accession Number:

ADD010569

Title:

Power Circuit Utilizing Self Excited Hall Effect Switch Means.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A power circuit utilizing a switch comprised of Hall-effect-active resistive elements for interrupting a current flow in an inductive energy storage system. Interruption of the flow on current causes a high-voltage pulse which drives the current flow into a circuit leg which is parallel to the interrupting elements. The Hall effect switch is controlled by means of an exciter coil that is connected in parallel with the Hall-effect-active resistive elements to provide self excited operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE