Rapid capacitor charger

M. Giesselmann, T. Heeren

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Conference Record of Power Modulator Symposium
StatePublished - 2002
EventConference Record of the Twenty-Fifth International Power Modulator Symposium and 2002 High-Voltage Workshop - Hollywood, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2002Jul 3 2002


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