3 October 1997 Ultrawide band switching: gas and oil breakdown research
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The generation of Ultra-Wide Band Pulses nanoseconds is a challenging problem that involves generating pulses with 100 pico-second rise times and voltage of 500 kV with pulse widths of the order of less than one to a few nanoseconds. A critical step involves switching high voltages with precision. The use of both gas and oil for the switching insulating medium have been accomplished with varying results. The Phillips Laboratory is pursuing both media in the gas switched Hindenburg series of pulsers and in the study of oil switches that promise good performance in compact packages. This paper reports on progress in gas switching associated with the new H-5 pulser and with the use of earlier Hindenburg pulsers to investigate the UWB properties of oil switches. We compare the design strategies and techniques of oil and gas switching in the context of pulsers of interest.
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Forrest Jack Agee, Forrest Jack Agee, Jane M. Lehr, Jane M. Lehr, William D. Prather, William D. Prather, David W. Scholfield, David W. Scholfield, } "Ultrawide band switching: gas and oil breakdown research", Proc. SPIE 3158, Intense Microwave Pulses V, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284024; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.284024

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