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Title: ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE

Abstract

A protective system for high-energy resonant cavities is described. It is particularly directed to the discharging of resonant cavities for preventing energy back flow through associated equipment as a result of faults. The invention in general provides means defining a spark gap communicating with the interior of a cavity or waveguide adapted for high-power energization or an evacuated chamber containing an electrode having a large power differential from the wall or other electrode. A control or trigger circuit is connected between a power supply energizing the cavity and the spark gap whereby reverse current flow in the power supply circuit instantaneously triggers the spark gap to initiate discharge within the cavity, whereupon cavity energy discharges across the gap, or with an electrode present the electrode discharges to one of the spark gap elements.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4330307
Patent Number(s):
2833965
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014453
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014453
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; CURRENTS; DEFECTS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; OPENINGS; PATENT; RESONANCE; SWITCHES; VACUUM

Citation Formats

Baker, W.R. ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Baker, W.R. ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE. United States.
Baker, W.R. Thu . "ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE". United States.
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title = {ELECTRICAL PROTECTIVE DEVICE},
author = {Baker, W.R.},
abstractNote = {A protective system for high-energy resonant cavities is described. It is particularly directed to the discharging of resonant cavities for preventing energy back flow through associated equipment as a result of faults. The invention in general provides means defining a spark gap communicating with the interior of a cavity or waveguide adapted for high-power energization or an evacuated chamber containing an electrode having a large power differential from the wall or other electrode. A control or trigger circuit is connected between a power supply energizing the cavity and the spark gap whereby reverse current flow in the power supply circuit instantaneously triggers the spark gap to initiate discharge within the cavity, whereupon cavity energy discharges across the gap, or with an electrode present the electrode discharges to one of the spark gap elements.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {5}
}