Switching Notes (PEP-1)
These are the Switching Notes (PEP-1),
Notes 1-35, assembled by Dr. Carl E. Baum.

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SwN 1, W. K. Pendleton and A. H. Guenther, Investigation of a Laser Triggered Spark Gap, Mar 66, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Air Force Weapons Laboratory

SwN 2, I. M. Vitkovitsky, Multichannel Switching for High Power Discharges, Oct 67, Naval Research Laboratory

SwN 3, W. K. Pendleton, Investigation of a Laser Triggered Spark Gap, Aug 64, Air Force Institute of Technology and Air Force Weapons Laboratory

SwN 4, J.R. Bettis, Laser-Triggered Megavolt Switching, June 67, Air Force Institute of Technology and Air Force Weapons Laboratory


SwN 5, D.M. Strickland, A Laser-Triggered Switch Employing Solid Dielectrics, June 69, Air Force Institute of Technology and Air Force Weapons Laboratory


SwN 6, G. L. Zigler, Laser Initiated Conduction of an Overvolted Liquid Dielectric, June 69, Air Force Institute of Technology and Air Force Weapons Laboratory


SwN 7, J.J. Moriarty, Laser-Triggered Switching Study, Dec 69, Air Force Weapons Laboratory

SwN 8, D.M. Strickland, J. R. Bettis, and A. H. Guenther, Low Power Laser-Triggered Switching at Voltages> 500 KV, Aug 70, Air Force Weapons Laboratory

SwN 9, J.C. Martin, Duration of the Resistive Phase and Inductance of Spark Channels, Dec 65, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment


SwN 10, J.C. Martin, Multichannel Gaps, 5 Mar 70, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 11, W.F. Crewson, Operating Theory of Point-Plane Spark Gaps, Mar 71, Pulsar Associates, Inc.

SwN 12, P. Felsenthal and J.M. Proud, Nanosecond Switch Development, Nov 65, Air Force Weapons Laboratory

SwN 13, H. P. Furth, et al, Inductive Storage Switch Study, Dec 65, Rome Air Development Center

SwN 14, R.W. Waniek, H. P. Furth, D. M. Fitzerald, et aI, Inductive Storage Switch Study, Feb 67, Advanced Kinetics, Inc.

SwN 15, NOT YET AVAILABLE

SwN 16, T. Fleischman and I. Smith, The Advanced Development of Water Trigatron and Three-Electrode Sulfur Hexafluoride Switches, Jan 70, Physics International Company

SwN 17, P. D. A. Champney, A Low-Inductance Triggered Multichannel Gas Switch, Oct 70, Physics International Company

SwN 18, D. M. Strickland and R. A. Snyder, Self-Biasing of Three-Electrode Switches, Mar 73, Air Force Weapons Laboratory

SwN 19, C. H. Jones, Jr., W.F.J. Crewson, J.T. Naff, and J.S. Granados, An Analytical Model for the High Voltage Rope Switch, May 73, Pulsar Associates, Inc.

SwN 20, J. C. Martin and I. Grimshaw, Results from Two Pressurized Edge Plane Gaps, Sep 72, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 21, J. C. Martin, High Speed Breakdown of Pressurized Sulfur Hexafluoride and Air in Nearly Uniform Gaps, Feb 73, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 22, J. C. Martin, HUN Lecture No.2, June 73, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 23, S. Mercer, Switch Development Phases I and II, Jun 74, Physics International Company

SwN 24, J. C. Martin, High Speed Breakdown of Small Air Gaps in Both Uniform Field and Surface Tracking Geometries, Apr 77, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 25, T. H. Storr and J. C. Martin, An Auto Irradiated Pulse Charged Diverter Gap, May 77, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 26, J. C. Martin, Four Element Low Voltage Irradiated Spark Gap, Aug 77, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

SwN 27, I. Smith, Breakdown of Uniform Field Pressurized SF6 Spark Gaps as a Function of Charge Time, Jun 87, Pulse Sciences, Inc.

SwN 28, J.M. Lehr, C.E. Baum and W.D. Prather, Fundamental Physical Considerations for Ultrafast Spark Gap Switching, June 1997, Phillips Lab.


SwN 29, L.H. Bowen, E.G. Farr, J.M. Elizondo and Jane Lehr, The Farratron: A High-Voltage, High Rep-Rate, Low Jitter, UWB Switch with a Ferroelectric Trigger, March 1999, Farr Research, Inc.

SwN 30, E.G. Farr, D.E. Ellibee, J.M. Elizondo, C.E. Baum and J.M. Lehr, A Test Chamber for a Gas Switch Using a Hyperboloidal Lens, March 2000, Farr Research, Inc.

SwN 31, C.E. Baum and J.M. Lehr, Some Considerations for Multichannel Switching, January 2002, Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate.

SwN 32, V. Carboni, H. Lackner, D.V. Giri and Jane Lehr, The Breakdown Fields and Risetimes of Select Gases Under Conditions of Fast Charging (~20 ns and less) and High Pressures (20-100 atmospheres), May 2002, TITAN Systems Corporation.

SwN 33, C.E. Baum, Traveling-Wave Switches and Marx Generators, February 2005, Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate

SwN 34, Carl E. Baum, Use of Symmetry for Measuring the Spread of Switching Times for Extremely-High-Frequency Radiating Oscillatory Sources, May 2008

SwN 35, Carl E. Baum, Prashanth Kumar and Serhat Altunc, Electron Drift Velocity and Ultrafast Gaseous Switching, April 2009


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