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Re: Needed: SSTC History and Achievements

Original poster: "Jim Mitchell" <Electrontube-at-sbcglobal-dot-net> 

Don Klipstein did one back in 1978, http://members.misty-dot-com/don/sst.html

Regards - Jim Mitchell
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 10:32 PM
Subject: Needed: SSTC History and Achievements

 > Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research Corporation"
 > Hello all,
 > I'm trying to compile a historical list of SSTC achievements and its
 > evolution.  In particular I'm looking to find out major accomplishments
 > firsts in the field with names and dates (year).  I'm looking to use this
 > information for a presentation I'm giving and also to document it
 > on my website.
 > So far, I've come up with a basic historical framework which I've gathered
 > from some information from Richie Burnett and a few others.
 > Please respond with all your comments, corrections, additions, etc... so
 > that I can add them etc...
 > Also, i made up the different generation names just in a feeble attempt to
 > organize different accomplishments.
 > Also, if you think the categories are bogus, let me know also.
 > First Generation SSTCs
 > ******************
 > First SSTCs were made using TV flyback transformers (dates anyone?)
 > Second Generation SSTCs
 > *********************
 > Duane Bylund's Magnifier driver using bipolar devices (dates?)
 > Alan Sharp's work using MOSFETs and ferrites to base-feed secondary
 > resonators (dates?)
 > Third Generation SSTCs (full-bridge topologies)
 > *************************************
 > Mark Barton first to use full-bridge topology and primary driven SSTC
 > 1990's?)
 > Rob Lytle first to pulse SSTC using half-bridge topology claiming to get
 > spark gap coil like arcs (early 1990's?)
 > Richie Burnett - contributions in how full-bridge inverter actually works
 > when driving resonant loads (dates?)
 > Richie Burnett - first to audio modulate solid state tesla coil (2001)
 > Daniel McCauley - first 3MHz SSTC tesla coil - full bridge topology (2003)
 > Richie Burnett - 4MHz RF Class-E? tesla coil (2004)
 > Fourth Generation SSTCs (self-resonant topologies)
 > ****************************************
 > Jan Wagner (first self resonant design???)
 > Justin Hayes (first self-resonant antenna design) (2002?)
 > Steve Ward - first Marx-type inverter based SSTC
 > Jimmy Hynes - first DRSSTC
 > Steve Ward - first ISSTC
 > OLTC work ? ? ? (i have no clue about names in this category - please fill
 > in with appropriate dates) and what category it should go in.
 > Please comment on anything thats incorrect, missing, or whatever.
 > Thanks much!
 > Dan