Integration of a self-contained compact seed source and trigger set for flux compression generators

Mohamed A. Elsayed, Andreas A. Neuber, M. Kristiansen, Allen Stults, Larry Altgilbers

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Abstract

Two integral components that accompany an FCG in an explosively driven system is the prime power source and the trigger set. The objective of the prime power source or seed source is to provide the initial seed current/energy into the primary stage of an FCG. Another integral component in an FCG based pulsed power system is the trigger set. The trigger set is used to detonate an exploding bridge wire (EBW) which triggers the high explosives (HE's) in an FCG. This paper will discuss a recent design of a stand-alone apparatus that implements a self-contained (battery powered with full charge time less than 40 sec) [1], single-use Compact Seed Source (CSS) using solid state components for the switching scheme along with a single-use Compact Trigger Set (CTS) that also implements a similar switching technique. The CSS and CTS stand-alone apparatus developed is a system (0.005-m3 volume and weighing 3.9 kg) capable of delivering over 360-J (∼12 kA) into a 5.20-μH FCG load and approximately 2-mJ (∼600 A) into the EBW. Both the CSS and CTS have trigger energies of micro-Joules at the TTL triggering level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Pages297-300
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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    Elsayed, M. A., Neuber, A. A., Kristiansen, M., Stults, A., & Altgilbers, L. (2009). Integration of a self-contained compact seed source and trigger set for flux compression generators. In PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (pp. 297-300). [5386300] (PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2009.5386300