publication . Article . 2010

a tesla pulse forming line plasma opening switch pulsed power generator

B. M. Novac; R. Kumar; I. R. Smith;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Oct 2010 Journal: Review of Scientific Instruments, volume 81, page 104,704 (issn: 0034-6748, eissn: 1089-7623, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIP Publishing
Abstract
A pulsed power generator based on a high-voltage Tesla transformer which charges a 3.85 Ω/55 ns water-filled pulse forming line to 300 kV has been developed at Loughborough University as a training tool for pulsed power students. The generator uses all forms of insulation specific to pulsed power technology, liquid (oil and water), gas (SF6), and magnetic insulation in vacuum, and a number of fast voltage and current sensors are implemented for diagnostic purposes. A miniature (centimeter-size) plasma opening switch has recently been coupled to the output of the pulse forming line, with the overall system comprising the first phase of a program aimed at the deve...
Subjects
free text keywords: Instrumentation, Tesla coil, law.invention, law, Pulsed power, Physics, Microwave, Electrical engineering, business.industry, business, Optics, Plasma, Electric generator, Voltage, Rise time, Transformer
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