A resonant based Marx generator

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, & Ghosh, Arindam (2010) A resonant based Marx generator. In Duke, Richard (Ed.) Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference : Power Quality for the 21st Century, IEEE Xplore, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 1-5.

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The configuration proposed in this paper aims to generate high voltage for pulsed power applications. The main idea is to charge two groups of capacitors in parallel through an inductor and take the advantage of resonant phenomena in charging each capacitor up to a double input voltage level. In each resonant half a cycle, one of those capacitor groups are charged, and finally the charged capacitors will be connected together in series and the summation of the capacitor voltages can be appeared at the output of the topology. This topology can be considered as a modified Marx generator which works based on the resonant concept. Simulation models of this converter have been investigated in Matlab/SIMULINK platform and the attained results fully satisfy the proper operation of the converter.

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Keywords: Pulsed Power Supply, Marx Generator, Resonant Converter, High Voltage
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)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Deposited On: 17 Oct 2010 22:34
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