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Title: High PRF high current switch

Abstract

A triggerable, high voltage, high current, spark gap switch for use in pu 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Fredericksburg, VA)
  2. (College Park, MD)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867315
Patent Number(s):
US 4912369
Application Number:
07/247,801
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Secretary of Navy (Washington, DC) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
prf; current; switch; triggerable; voltage; spark; gap; power; systems; device; comprises; pair; electrodes; pressure; hydrogen; environment; triggered; introducing; electrode; trigger; unusually; repetition; rates; obtained; undervolting; operating; voltages; below; self-breakdown; repetition rates; power systems; breakdown voltage; repetition rate; device comprises; spark gap; gap switch; current switch; pressure hydrogen; /315/313/

Citation Formats

Moran, Stuart L., and Hutcherson, R. Kenneth. High PRF high current switch. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Moran, Stuart L., & Hutcherson, R. Kenneth. High PRF high current switch. United States.
Moran, Stuart L., and Hutcherson, R. Kenneth. Tue . "High PRF high current switch". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867315.
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title = {High PRF high current switch},
author = {Moran, Stuart L. and Hutcherson, R. Kenneth},
abstractNote = {A triggerable, high voltage, high current, spark gap switch for use in pu 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 EST 1990}
}

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