High speed optical diagnostics of an exploding wire fuse for power conditioning of explosive flux compression generators

M. G. Giesselmann, T. Heeren, A. A. Neuber, M. Kristiansen

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Abstract

This paper presents high speed optical diagnostics of an exploding wire fuse, which is used in the power conditioning system for an explosive flux compression generator. The images were taken using an IMACON high-speed camera with a gated image intensifier tube. For our measurements, the camera was operated in the high-speed multiple frame mode, yielding 10-12 sequential, 2 dimensional pictures with 100ns between exposures. The experiments were conducted in a coaxial system with inductive energy storage. In this system, the current in the inductor is commutated into the load when the fuse opens. The system is described in Reference [1] in detail. The experimental results from the high-speed framing camera can be related to the fuse current and other parameters such as the fuse material and give valuable insight into the current interruption process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O1B6
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/ 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2001Jun 22 2001

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