Investigation on a novel multiple-switch pulsed power technology

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

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This paper discusses a novel multiple-switch pulsed power technology. By using transmission lines, multiple switches can be synchronized like in a MARX generator. To gain insight into this technology, an equivalent circuit model was developed, a two-switch experimental setup and a prototype pulsed power source with four gas spark- gap switches have been constructed. The four-switch setup includes 16 coaxial cables, four in parallel in each stage. This setup has been operated at a repetition rate of 50 pps with over 1.4 kA switching current. The principle, experimental setup and experiment results will be given in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Pulsed Power Conference (PPC 2005), June 13th-17th 2005, Monterey, California USA
EditorsJ. Maenchen, E. Schamiloglu
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-7803-9189-6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event15th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2005 - Monterey, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 200517 Jun 2005
Conference number: 15


Conference15th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2005
Abbreviated titlePPC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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