Four new types of high power, low noise rubber pulse cables have been developed that have high power handling capacities, considerable flexibility over the ambient temperature range of -55C to 55C, exhibit good corona stability after thermal cycling and effective shielding against the electromagnetic radiation eminating from these cables. A program has been established for the development of triaxial terminations for these cables. The terminations for the RG191U, RG-1920U, RG-193U and RG-194U pulse cables will be of the not-head type and the cable assemblies will be manufactured at the factory, which will insure corona free operation and ease of assembly to the equipments. Triaxial connectors for the RG-190U pulse cable are currently being developed. It is anticipated that the termination for the RG-190U, RG-191U and RG-192U pulse cables will be available by May 1957. A hydrogen thyratron test and aging equipment has been installed to experimentally verify the performance characteristics and curves based on calculated data under high pulse voltage and short pulse conditions. The equipment is capable of 40 megawatts peak power output.
Annual Wire and Cable Symposium (5th), Asbury Park, N. J., December 4, 5, 6, 1966.