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dc.contributor.authorHutsel, Brian T.eng
dc.contributor.authorKovaleski, Scott D.eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameUndergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2007 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date2007eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstractLaser triggering has been utilitzed in spark gap switches to initiate switch breakdown resulting in more reliable and repeatable switching. Many studies have focused on how various parameters of the switch or the laser triggering system affect the timing of the breakdown in an attempt to minimize the jitter associated with the switch. In preparation for a future study characterizing runtime and jitter with respect to switch and laser parameters, an extensive literature review of laser triggered spark gap switches has been completed. The focus of the study has consisted mainly on large megavolt switches similar to the 1 MV, SF6 filled, laser triggered gas switch installed at the University of Missouri pulsed power test stand. Factors including the applied field, rate of rise and gas pressure of the switch along with the laser power, focused intensity, and Rayleigh range have been examined to determine their relation to jitter and runtime. The end goal of research is to understand the factors contributing to increased jitter and runtime and thereby provide paths to improved switch performance.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Engineering Undergraduate Research Optioneng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/1644eng
dc.languageen_USeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.source.urihttp://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=eng
dc.subjectswitch breakdowneng
dc.subjectlarge megavolt switcheseng
dc.subjectRayleigh rangeeng
dc.titleCharacterization of runtime and jitter on a megavolt laser triggered spark gap switch [abstract]eng
dc.typePresentationeng


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