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Title: Solid state switch

Abstract

A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1500 A peak, 1.0 .mu.s pulsewidth, and 4500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869398
Patent Number(s):
US 5331234
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solid; switch; reverse; conducting; thyristors; designed; operate; 20; kv; hold-off; voltage; 1500; peak; pulsewidth; 4500; pps; replace; thyratrons; reliable; economical; easily; repaired; stack; circuit; card; assemblies; magnetic; assist; trigger; chassis; assembly; contains; thyristor; resistor; capacitor; network; triggering; circuitry; reverse conducting; circuit card; resistor capacitor; triggering circuit; conducting thyristors; magnetic assist; /327/

Citation Formats

Merritt, Bernard T., and Dreifuerst, Gary R. Solid state switch. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Merritt, Bernard T., & Dreifuerst, Gary R. Solid state switch. United States.
Merritt, Bernard T., and Dreifuerst, Gary R. Sat . "Solid state switch". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869398.
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abstractNote = {A solid state switch, with reverse conducting thyristors, is designed to operate at 20 kV hold-off voltage, 1500 A peak, 1.0 .mu.s pulsewidth, and 4500 pps, to replace thyratrons. The solid state switch is more reliable, more economical, and more easily repaired. The switch includes a stack of circuit card assemblies, a magnetic assist and a trigger chassis. Each circuit card assembly contains a reverse conducting thyristor, a resistor capacitor network, and triggering circuitry.},
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year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1994},
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