A new family of Marx generators based on commutation circuits

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Akiyama, Hidenori , & Ghosh, Arindam (2011) A new family of Marx generators based on commutation circuits. In Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2010 IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Atlanta, GA, pp. 3841-3846.

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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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ID Code: 41552
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Funders: ARC
Keywords: Pulsed power, Marx generator, high voltage, resonant converter, positive buck boost converter, commutation
DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2010.5617764
ISBN: 9781424452873
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: 03 May 2011 21:37
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