• Laser target triggering of gas switches 

    Sullivan, Dustin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Laser target triggering has been investigated at the University of Missouri as a method to reduce the laser energy required to trigger a laser triggered gas switch. Laser targets were solid materials embedded into the ...
  • Runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch 

    Hutsel, Brian T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    The University of Missouri has studied parameters affecting the runtime and jitter of a laser triggered gas switch. Experiments tested a variety of switch parameters including percentage of self-break and charge voltage. ...
  • Spectrographic temperature measurement of a breakdown arc within the rimfire gas switch 

    Yeckel, Christopher, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    A procedure for obtaining the temperature of optically thick plasma is described. The plasma is in the form of a gas breakdown arc which conducts approximately 10-kJ of energy in 1-[mu]s. A spectrographic analysis of the ...
  • Theoretical investigation of a laser triggered spark gap 

    Worts, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    A model of a spark gap used as a shorting switch in a Blumlein pulse power system has been developed. The model is separated into a pre-breakdown kinetic model and a post-breakdown fluid model. The kinetic model is used ...