Design and test of a high power inverter for a Ground Based Radar System for Theater Missile Defense

M. Giesselmann, B. Crittenden, J. Fonseca

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Abstract

A scaled prototype for a MW level inverter for the power supply of a new Ground Based Radar System for Theater Missile Defense has been designed and tested. The full scale inverter is specified to supply 3-phase, 60 Hz AC power at 4160 V with a continuous power level of 1 MW. In order to achieve this high output voltage in an IGBT switched inverter without the use of a transformer, a 3-level inverter topology, called a Neutral Point Clamped Converter (NPCC) was used. The design rating of the scaled prototype was 100 kW. Experimental results show representative waveforms for voltage and current and describe a test setup for regenerative high power testing using 2 coupled induction machines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1542-1547
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1997Jul 2 1997

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 11th International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA
Period06/29/9707/2/97

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