A 15 kA linear transformer driver

David Matia, Hermann Krompholz, Michael Giesselmann, Andreas Neuber, Magne Kristiansen

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Abstract

The design of a 15 kA linear transformer driver (LTD) is presented. The specific goal of this LTD was improved energy density over the 500 J compact Marx generator previously designed and built at Texas Tech's Pulsed Power lab [1]. The design of an individual 50 joule, 30 kV stage is discussed. For successful operation of the LTD, multiple spark gaps have to be fired with low jitter. Possible approaches for the design of a compact, low jitter triggering circuit will be presented as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Pages926-929
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC2009 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 2 2009

Publication series

NamePPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC2009
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period06/28/0907/2/09

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