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

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam, & Akiyama, Hidenori (2010) A novel high voltage pulsed power supply based on low voltage switch-capacitor units. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 38(10), pp. 2877-2887.

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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 modified positive buck-boost converter topology is used to utilize the current source concept 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: 37987
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Current source, High voltage stress, Plasma, Pulsed power supply, Switch-Capacitor units
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2010.2060364
ISSN: 0093-3813
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > ATOMIC MOLECULAR NUCLEAR PARTICLE AND PLASMA PHYSICS (020200) > Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges (020204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Industrial Electronics (090603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
Deposited On: 18 Oct 2010 22:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:21

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