A new family of Marx generators based on commutation circuits
Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam, & Akiyama, Hidenori (2011) A new family of Marx generators based on commutation circuits. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. (In Press)
This paper presents a novel topology for the generation of high voltage pulses that uses both slow and fast solid-state power switches. This topology includes diode-capacitor units in parallel with commutation circuits connected to a positive buck-boost converter. This enables the generation of a range of high output voltages with a given number of capacitors. The advantages of this topology are the use of slow switches and a reduced number of diodes in comparison with conventional Marx generator. Simulations performed for single and repetitive pulse generation and experimental tests of a prototype hardware verify the proposed topology.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Pulsed power, Marx generator, high voltage, resonant converter, positive buck boost converter, commutation|
|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 2011 IEEE|
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|Deposited On:||04 May 2011 07:37|
|Last Modified:||12 Aug 2011 16:03|
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