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Title: Prefire identification for pulse power systems

Abstract

Prefires in a high-power, high-frequency, multi-stage pulse generator are detected by a system having an EMI shielded pulse timing transmitter associated with and tailored to each stage of the pulse generator. Each pulse timing transmitter upon detection of a pulse triggers a laser diode to send an optical signal through a high frequency fiber optic cable to a pulse timing receiver which converts the optical signal to an electrical pulse. The electrical pulses from all pulse timing receivers are fed through an OR circuit to start a time interval measuring device and each electrical pulse is used to stop an individual channel in the measuring device thereby recording the firing sequence of the multi-stage pulse generator.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Espanola, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
865413
Patent Number(s):
4510451
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
prefire; identification; pulse; power; systems; prefires; high-power; high-frequency; multi-stage; generator; detected; shielded; timing; transmitter; associated; tailored; stage; detection; triggers; laser; diode; send; optical; signal; frequency; fiber; optic; cable; receiver; converts; electrical; pulses; receivers; fed; circuit; start; time; interval; measuring; device; stop; individual; channel; recording; firing; sequence; power systems; pulse timing; pulse generator; fiber optic; laser diode; measuring device; optic cable; optical signal; time interval; electrical pulses; pulse power; electrical pulse; /368/327/359/

Citation Formats

Longmire, Jerry L., Thuot, Michael E., and Warren, David S. Prefire identification for pulse power systems. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Longmire, Jerry L., Thuot, Michael E., & Warren, David S. Prefire identification for pulse power systems. United States.
Longmire, Jerry L., Thuot, Michael E., and Warren, David S. Tue . "Prefire identification for pulse power systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865413.
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title = {Prefire identification for pulse power systems},
author = {Longmire, Jerry L. and Thuot, Michael E. and Warren, David S.},
abstractNote = {Prefires in a high-power, high-frequency, multi-stage pulse generator are detected by a system having an EMI shielded pulse timing transmitter associated with and tailored to each stage of the pulse generator. Each pulse timing transmitter upon detection of a pulse triggers a laser diode to send an optical signal through a high frequency fiber optic cable to a pulse timing receiver which converts the optical signal to an electrical pulse. The electrical pulses from all pulse timing receivers are fed through an OR circuit to start a time interval measuring device and each electrical pulse is used to stop an individual channel in the measuring device thereby recording the firing sequence of the multi-stage pulse generator.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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