Accession Number:

ADD012289

Title:

Gas Mixture for Triggerable Spark Gaps.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A particular gas mixture 90 N2 10 Xe in a triggerable spark gap discharger is disclosed which allows the spark gap to be triggered with a low main-gap voltage over a much wider range of trigger voltages e.g., 16-30 or more kV, than with nitrogen e.g., 19-22 kV or other commonly used gases and mixtures. The improvement is important where triggerable spark gaps are used in protective circuits. Patent Application.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE