The design and preliminary operation of the major subsystems of a Marx style pulse generator using advanced Pseudospark devices are presented. The bank consists of three 150nF / 40kV capacitors connected with three floating FS2000 type Pseudospark switches. These switches can hold off 35 kV and pass up to 10 kA at repetition rates approaching 1 kHz. The expected lifetime of >200kC and the relatively low housekeeping power of <50W make the Pseudospark switch an excellent candidate in compact Marx generator applications. Preliminary operation of the floating housekeeping units essential to the Marx generator is presented in detail.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Event||14th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Dallas, TX, United States|
Duration: Jun 15 2003 → Jun 18 2003
|Conference||14th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference|
|Period||06/15/03 → 06/18/03|