AN IMPROVED HIGH VOLTAGE CONDUCTIVE FIBER FLASH LAMP TRIGGER CONNECTOR
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
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Proposed is a design for a conductive fiber flash lamp trigger connector that replaces the current leaf spring high-voltage connectors which require critical mounting tolerances and involve high tension forces to maintain contact. A carbon fiber pultrusion is used as the base material. The pultrusion process enables solid composites comprised of carbon fibers encases in a resin matrix. When the resin matrix is removed from an end by any of several means, brush like surface can be formed. The brush is then used as an electrical connection for appplying a trigger voltage to a flash lamp envelope.