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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:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864215
Patent Number(s):
US 4330777
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
device; detecting; imminent; failure; high-dielectric; stress; capacitors; capacitor; utilizing; circuitry; pulse; width; variations; magnitude; inexpensive; microprocessor; utilized; numerical; calculations; digital; data; supplied; detection; comparison; determine; preselected; ranges; exceeded; indicating; incorporated; transmission; lines; power; including; laser; capactior; banks; power circuit; selected range; pulse circuit; digital data; transmission lines; pulse width; laser pulse; transmission line; pulse power; detection circuitry; detection circuit; imminent failure; high-dielectric stress; stress capacitor; preselected range; detecting imminent; /340/361/

Citation Formats

McDuff, George G. Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
McDuff, George G. Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors. United States.
McDuff, George G. Fri . "Device for detecting imminent failure of high-dielectric stress capacitors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864215.
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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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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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