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Title: CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT

Abstract

A power control and fault detectcr circuit for a radiofrequency system is described. The operation of the circuit controls the power output of a radio- frequency power supply to automatically start the flow of energizing power to the radio-frequency power supply and to gradually increase the power to a predetermined level which is below the point where destruction occurs upon the happening of a fault. If the radio-frequency power supply output fails to increase during such period, the control does not further increase the power. On the other hand, if the output of the radio-frequency power supply properly increases, then the control continues to increase the power to a maximum value. After the maximumn value of radio-frequency output has been achieved. the control is responsive to a ''fault,'' such as a short circuit in the radio-frequency system being driven, so that the flow of power is interrupted for an interval before the cycle is repeated.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4309574
Patent Number(s):
2829316
Assignee:
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014441
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014441
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; BATTERIES; CIRCUITS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DEFECTS; PATENT; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIO WAVES

Citation Formats

Winningstad, C.N. CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Winningstad, C.N. CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT. United States.
Winningstad, C.N. Tue . "CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT". United States.
@article{osti_4309574,
title = {CONTROL AND FAULT DETECTOR CIRCUIT},
author = {Winningstad, C.N.},
abstractNote = {A power control and fault detectcr circuit for a radiofrequency system is described. The operation of the circuit controls the power output of a radio- frequency power supply to automatically start the flow of energizing power to the radio-frequency power supply and to gradually increase the power to a predetermined level which is below the point where destruction occurs upon the happening of a fault. If the radio-frequency power supply output fails to increase during such period, the control does not further increase the power. On the other hand, if the output of the radio-frequency power supply properly increases, then the control continues to increase the power to a maximum value. After the maximumn value of radio-frequency output has been achieved. the control is responsive to a ''fault,'' such as a short circuit in the radio-frequency system being driven, so that the flow of power is interrupted for an interval before the cycle is repeated.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {4}
}