A novel CDVM based high-voltage converter using low power solid-state switches and a tuned resonant circuit designed for pulsed power applications

Zabihi, Sasan, Zare, Firuz, Ledwich, Gerard, Ghosh, Arindam, & Zabihi, Zeynab (2012) A novel CDVM based high-voltage converter using low power solid-state switches and a tuned resonant circuit designed for pulsed power applications. In Proceedings of the 3rd Power Electronics, Drive Systems and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC), IEEE, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 454 -460.

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A novel concept of producing high dc voltage for pulsed-power applications is proposed in this paper. The topology consists of an LC resonant circuit supplied through a tuned alternating waveform that is produced by an inverter. The control scheme is based on the detection of variations in the resonant frequency and adjustment of the switching signal patterns for the inverter to produce a square waveform with exactly the same frequencies. Therefore the capacitor voltage oscillates divergently with an increasing amplitude. A simple one-stage capacitor-diode voltage multiplier (CDVM) connected to the resonant capacitor then rectifies the alternating voltage and gives a dc level equal to twice the input voltage amplitude. The produced high voltage appears then in the form of high-voltage pulses across the load. A basic model is simulated by Simulink platform of MATLAB and the results are included in the paper.

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ID Code: 50123
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Capacitor-diode voltage multiplier, High voltage power supply, LC Resonant Circuit, Pulsed Power, Tune
DOI: 10.1109/PEDSTC.2012.6183372
ISBN: 9781467301114
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: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IEEE
Copyright Statement: This work has been submitted to the IEEE for possible publication. Copyright may be transferred without notice, after which this version may no longer be accessible
Deposited On: 08 May 2012 01:12
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2013 22:48

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