A new generation of high voltage pulsed power converters

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam, & Akiyama, Hidenori (2010) A new generation of high voltage pulsed power converters. In Duke, Richard (Ed.) Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference : Power Quality for the 21st Century, IEEE, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 1-5.

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Improving efficiency and flexibility in pulsed power supply technologies are the most substantial concerns of pulsed power systems specifically for plasma generation. Recently, the improvement of pulsed power supply becomes of greater concern due to extension of pulsed power applications to environmental and industrial areas. A current source based topology is proposed in this paper which gives the possibility of power flow control. The main contribution in this configuration is utilization of low-medium voltage semiconductor switches for high voltage generation. A number of switch-diode-capacitor units are designated at the output of topology to exchange the current source energy into voltage form and generate a pulsed power with sufficient voltage magnitude and stress. Simulations have been carried out in Matlab/SIMULINK platform to verify the capability of this topology in performing desired duties. Being efficient and flexible are the main advantages of this topology.

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Keywords: Pulsed Power Supply, High Voltage, Current Source, Voltage Source, Power Converter, DC-DC Topology, Plasma
ISBN: 9780473182366
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Industrial Electronics (090603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
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Deposited On: 17 Oct 2010 22:40
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