Multistage helical flux compression generator non-explosive test bed

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Helical Flux Compression Generators of small dimensions have been shown to produce energy output around 3 kJ into an inductive load. Adding a fuse opening switch has allowed us to produce 300kV into a 15 Ohm load. We are investigating inductive energy storage with emphasis on an electro-explosive fuse opening switch in order to improve upon previous results. We have designed and constructed a non-explosive test bed composed of two pulse forming networks (PFN). Each PFN provides a linear approximation during two different time ranges of the exponential rise response of a typical HFCG. This approach will be more cost and time effective than to drive the fuse with an explosive generator. Our initial goal will be to simulate a 15 kA HFCG unit followed by the simulation of a 50 kA HFCG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference


Conference2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


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