A mobile pulsed ring down source array using low power solid state radiators

D. Reale, J. Mankowski, S. Holt, J. Walter, J. Dickens

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Current work at Texas Tech University is focused on enabling technologies for a mobile Pulsed Ring Down Array. A Monte Carlo Simulation was developed to evaluate the potential performance of an array using current capabilities and to determine the future requirements to achieve the desired system performance. Error sources included are the position error of each element, the jitter of the closing switch, and the synchronization error between elements. Error distributions for the simulation are based on device testing. The array is tested by adding an artificial delay that represents an error source. The simulation is verified by running each error source independently and comparing the results to the experimental data. A system of low power radiators based on stacked MOSFET switches were built to simulate the Pulsed Ring Down Source (PRDS) elements for testing purposes. The testing methodology and results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record - PPC 2011, Pulsed Power Conference 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011
Event18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference


Conference18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

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