Unique high energy test bed for experimental thyristor devices

Shelby Lacouture, Stephen B. Bayne, Michael G. Giesselmann, Kevin Lawson, H. O'Brien, C. J. Scozzie

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This paper details the design of a test platform for experimental silicon and silicon carbide Super Gate Turn Off devices (SGTOs) capable of stressing the devices with very high energy/power levels while at the same time mimicking a realistic, real world application. To this end an aircraft ground power Motor - Generator set was acquired consisting of a high frequency synchronous generator, a D.C. powered brushless exciter machine, and a 100 HP induction motor. The Si SGTO devices were then placed in a three phase controlled rectifier circuit connected between the generator output and a low impedance high power purely resistive load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record - PPC 2011, Pulsed Power Conference 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2011
Event18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference


Conference18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


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