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Title: Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors

Abstract

A device for detecting imminent failure of a high-dielectric stress capacitor utilizing circuitry for detecting pulse width variations and pulse magnitude variations. Inexpensive microprocessor circuitry is utilized to make numerical calculations of digital data supplied by detection circuitry for comparison of pulse width data and magnitude data to determine if preselected ranges have been exceeded, thereby indicating imminent failure of a capacitor. Detection circuitry may be incorporated in transmission lines, pulse power circuitry, including laser pulse circuitry or any circuitry where capacitors or capactior banks are utilized.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5109311
Patent Number(s):
US 4330777
Application Number:
TRN: 82-019168
Assignee:
Department Of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 5 Nov 1980; Other Information: PAT-APPL-204121
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CAPACITORS; FAILURES; DATA PROCESSING; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; MICROPROCESSORS; COMPUTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; MICROELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; PROCESSING; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989)

Citation Formats

McDuff, G G. Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
McDuff, G G. Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors. United States.
McDuff, G G. Tue . "Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors". United States.
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abstractNote = {A device for detecting imminent failure of a high-dielectric stress capacitor utilizing circuitry for detecting pulse width variations and pulse magnitude variations. Inexpensive microprocessor circuitry is utilized to make numerical calculations of digital data supplied by detection circuitry for comparison of pulse width data and magnitude data to determine if preselected ranges have been exceeded, thereby indicating imminent failure of a capacitor. Detection circuitry may be incorporated in transmission lines, pulse power circuitry, including laser pulse circuitry or any circuitry where capacitors or capactior banks are utilized.},
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