Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches
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3304 Lake Town Dr., Columbia, MO, 65203
Kenneth Fox McDonald
AbstractThe proposed solid-state "Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches" are a low risk approach that offer an outstanding opportunity to fulfill the near term switching requirements for numerous DoD systems including many of those pertinent to High Power Microwave sources for crucial Directed Energy applications. BENEFITS: The successful development of Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches will enable the development of pulse power generators for a variety of applications: including those requisite to the DoD, the linear accelerator community, and the commercial sector. The military is interested in modulators for high peak power electrical systems for manned and unmanned air vehicles, airborne and ground-based pulsed radar systems, high power microwave directed energy systems, etc. When combined with other elements of an impulse radar system, applications include airborne identification of obscured and uncooperative targets. The commercial sector is interested in modulators for high peak power electrical systems for high speed rail traction, utility power distribution substations, power modulators for particle accelerators, pulsed radar, land mine identification and mapping of underground utility lines and hazardous waste sites, etc.
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