A solid state, 120 kV microsecond pulse charger for a 1–10 nanosecond pulse source

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Abstract

In this paper we present a solid state 0-120 kV microsecond pulse charger for our nanosecond pulse generator [1]. The pulse forming line of our nanosecond pulse generator must be charged with microsecond pulses to prevent pre-firing of its oil spark-gap. The pulse charger consists of two identical compact pulse charger modules with integrated electronics. The electronics are mounted on a compact PCB and consist mainly of a number of parallel connected IGBT's that switch a primary capacitor bank into a pulse transformer. Each pulse charger module can generate 60 kV microsecond pulses into a 250 pF load at 1 kHz repetition rate. Connected together they are able to deliver up to 120 kV into a 100 pF load. This 100 pF load is the pulse forming line of our nanosecond pulse generator at its maximum length of 1 m. The pulse charger is able to operate in an EMI unfriendly environment due to its compact lay-out and optical triggering of the IGBT's.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 16-21 June 2013, San Francisco, California
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5168-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC2013), 16 - 21 June 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC2013), 16 - 21 June 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA
Abbreviated titlePPC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period16/06/1321/06/13

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Huiskamp, T., Beckers, F. J. C. M., Heesch, van, E. J. M., & Pemen, A. J. M. (2013). A solid state, 120 kV microsecond pulse charger for a 1–10 nanosecond pulse source. In Proceedings of the 2013 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC), 16-21 June 2013, San Francisco, California Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2013.6627617