An evaluation system for experimental silicon and silicon carbide super gate turn off thyristors

Stephen Bayne, Shelby Lacouture, Kevin Lawson, Michael Giesselmann, Charles J. Scozzie, Heather O'Brien, Aderinto A. Ogunniyi

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Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of a small-scale pulsed power system specifically intended to evaluate the suitability of experimental silicon and silicon carbide high power Super Gate Turn Off thyristors for high action (500 A2s and above) pulsed power applications where energy is extracted from a storage element in a rapid and controlled manner. To this end, six of each type of device was placed in a controlled three phase rectifier circuit which was in turn connected to an aircraft ground power motor-generator set and subjected to testing protocols with varying power levels, while parameters such as offset firing angle were varied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075107
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume85
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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