The increased interest in radio-frequency (RF) weapons for electronic warfare has increased the demand for rapid capacitor chargers. In most cases these charger have to operate of a DC power source and typically have to charge a capacitor bank (Marx bank) at a rate of about 10 Hz. Besides the requirements for energy delivery, the space constraints are crucial. In order to fulfill both, major components have to be operated above their specifications. However, they only need to perform for a short burst with enough time between events to enable use of thermal inertia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||IEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||Conference Record of the Twenty-Fifth International Power Modulator Symposium and 2002 High-Voltage Workshop - Hollywood, CA, United States|
Duration: Jun 30 2002 → Jul 3 2002