Pulse power conditioning with a transformer for an inductive energy storage system

M. Giesselmann, J. Zhang, T. Heeren, E. Kristiansen, J. Dickens, D. Castro, D. Garcia, M. Kristiansen

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Abstract

One of the key technologies in a high power microwave system is the Pulsed Power Conditioning System (PPCS). For a system driven by an explosive flux compression generator, the PPCS may consist of an energy storage inductor, a fuse type opening switch and a sharpening spark gap. This paper presents the investigation of a PPCS with a pulse transformer. Before the construction of a prototype, the behavior of the PPCS has been simulated using the PSpice circuit simulation code. A transformer with a primary inductance Lp = 3.5 μH, secondary inductance Ls = 85 μH, and a coupling coefficient K = 0.75, was designed and used in our experiments. The transformer was designed with two coaxial windings. Simulation results as well as experimental waveforms are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1476-1479
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999
Event12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 27 1999Jun 30 1999

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CityMonterey, CA, USA
Period06/27/9906/30/99

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