Accession Number:

ADD013899

Title:

High PRF High Current Switch.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 16 Sep 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1988-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The instant invention is a triggerable, high voltage, high current, spark gap switch for use in pulse power systems. The device comprises a pair of electrodes in a high pressure hydrogen environment that is triggered by introducing an arc between one electrode and a trigger pin. Unusually high repetition rates may be obtained by undervolting the switch, i.e., operating the trigger at voltages much below the self-breakdown voltage of the device. Patent Applications. RH

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE