A novel high voltage pulsed power supply based on low voltage switch-capacitor units

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, & Ghosh, Arindam (2009) A novel high voltage pulsed power supply based on low voltage switch-capacitor units. In 2009 IET European Pulsed Power Conference, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) & IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), Geneva, pp. 1-4.

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This paper presents a high voltage pulsed power system based on low voltage switch-capacitor units connected to a current source for several applications such as plasma systems. A buck-boost converter topology is used to utilize the current source and a series of low voltage switch-capacitor units is connected to the current source in order to provide high voltage with high voltage stress (dv/dt) as demanded by loads. This pulsed power converter is flexible in terms of energy control, in that the stored energy in the current source can be adjusted by changing the current magnitude to significantly improve the efficiency of various systems with different requirements. Output voltage magnitude and stress (dv/dt) can be controlled by a proper selection of components and control algorithm to turn on and off switching devices.

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ID Code: 31169
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Funders: ARC
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Keywords: Pulsed power supply, High voltage stress, Current source, Switch-Capacitor units, Plasma
ISBN: 9781849191449
ISSN: 0537-9989
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 01:24
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 01:31

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