In order for the Febetron to be useful as a high voltage pulsed source,
it must be possible to reproducibly predict the time delay between the
occurance of an event-associated trigger signal and the discharge of the
Febetron Pulser. A delayed trigger amplifier is used
for this purpose, in which
a trigger signal is shaped, delayed, and subsequently amplified to produce a
suitable input pulse to the pulser trigger transformer.
The trigger transformer primary takes as input the 2,500 V amplified
trigger signal from the delayed trigger amplifier, and outputs a 17,500 V
trigger pulse to the trigger gap of the first Pulser Column stage.
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