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Magnetic switch coupling to synchronize magnetic modulators

United States Patent

April 27, 1999
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Apparatus for synchronizing the output pulses from a pair of magnetic switches. An electrically conductive loop is provided between the pair of switches with the loop having windlings about the core of each of the magnetic switches. The magnetic coupling created by the loop removes voltage and timing variations between the outputs of the two magnetic switches caused by any of a variety of factors. The only remaining variation is a very small fixed timing offset caused by the geometry and length of the loop itself.
Reed; Kim W. (Albuquerque, NM), Kiekel; Paul (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 881,580
June 24, 1997
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.