Development of a heavy duty pulsed power generator with ten spark gap switches

Zhen Liu, A.J.M. Pemen, G.J.J. Winands, E.J.M. Heesch, van, K. Yan

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Abstract

Summary form only given. Long lifetime heavy duty (1 GW/1 kHz) pulsed power sources become more and more attractive for industrial applications such as gas/water cleaning, etc. One critical issue associated with such kind of source is the heavy switching duty. This paper describes a multiple switches based large scale prototype setup. It consists of ten high-pressure spark gap switches and a ten-stage transmission-line-transformer (TLT). By means of the TLT, the ten spark gap switches are able to share the heavy switching duty identically and simultaneously. At the switching side, the ten spark gap switches are interconnected via the TLT, and are put into one cavitv. At the output side the TLT is put in parallel, thus it has very low output impedance, i.e. 5 Omega. This prototype has been successfully demonstrated. In this paper, the development and testing results will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 34th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0915-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2007) - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 200722 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2007)
Abbreviated titleICOPS 2007 / PPC 2007
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period17/06/0722/06/07

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