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HIGH VOLTAGE, HIGH CURRENT SPARK GAP SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage and current spark gap switch comprising two main electrodes insulatingly supported in opposed spaced relationship and a middle electrode supported medially between the main electrodes and symmetrically about the median line of the main electrodes is described. The middle electrode has a perforation aligned with the median line and an irradiation electrode insulatingly supported in the body of the middle electrode normal to the median line and protruding into the perforation. (AEC)

Dike, R.S.; Lier, D.W.; Schofield, A.E.; Tuck, J.L.

1962-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically triggered high voltage switch network and method for switching a high voltage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optically triggered solid state switch and method for switching a high voltage electrical current. A plurality of solid state switches (350) are connected in series for controlling electrical current flow between a compensation capacitor (112) and ground in a reactive power compensator (50, 50') that monitors the voltage and current flowing through each of three distribution lines (52a, 52b and 52c), which are supplying three-phase power to one or more inductive loads. An optical transmitter (100) controlled by the reactive power compensation system produces light pulses that are conveyed over optical fibers (102) to a switch driver (110') that includes a plurality of series connected optical triger circuits (288). Each of the optical trigger circuits controls a pair of the solid state switches and includes a plurality of series connected resistors (294, 326, 330, and 334) that equalize or balance the potential across the plurality of trigger circuits. The trigger circuits are connected to one of the distribution lines through a trigger capacitor (340). In each switch driver, the light signals activate a phototransistor (300) so that an electrical current flows from one of the energy reservoir capacitors through a pulse transformer (306) in the trigger circuit, producing gate signals that turn on the pair of serially connected solid state switches (350).

El-Sharkawi, Mohamed A. (Renton, WA); Andexler, George (Everett, WA); Silberkleit, Lee I. (Mountlake Terrace, WA)

1993-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved photoconductive switch having a SiC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA); Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Sanders; David M. (Livermore, CA)

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage put under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high power, solid state power supply is described for producing a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads suitable for powering an electron beam gun or other ion source. The present power supply is most useful for outputs in a range of about 100-400 kW or more. The power supply is comprised of a plurality of discrete switching type dc-dc converter modules, each comprising a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, and an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module. The inputs to the converter modules are fed from a common dc rectifier/filter and are linked together in parallel through decoupling networks to suppress high frequency input interactions. The outputs of the converter modules are linked together in series and connected to the input of the transmission line to the load through a decoupling and line matching network. The dc-dc converter modules are phase activated such that for n modules, each module is activated equally 360.degree./n out of phase with respect to a successive module. The phased activation of the converter modules, combined with the square current waveforms out of the step up transformers, allows the power supply to operate with greatly reduced output capacitance values which minimizes the stored energy available for discharge into an electron beam gun or the like during arcing. The present power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle using simulated voltage feedback signals and voltage feedback loops. Circuitry is also provided for sensing incipient arc currents reflected at the output of the power supply and for simultaneously decoupling the power supply circuitry from the arcing load.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-beam high voltage switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high power, solid state power supply is described for producing a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads suitable for powering an electron beam gun or other ion source. The present power supply is most useful for outputs in a range of about 100-400 kW or more. The power supply is comprised of a plurality of discrete switching type dc-dc converter modules, each comprising a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, and an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module. The inputs to the converter modules are fed from a common dc rectifier/filter and are linked together in parallel through decoupling networks to suppress high frequency input interactions. The outputs of the converter modules are linked together in series and connected to the input of the transmission line to the load through a decoupling and line matching network. The dc-dc converter modules are phase activated such that for n modules, each module is activated equally 360{degree}/n out of phase with respect to a successive module. The phased activation of the converter modules, combined with the square current waveforms out of the step up transformers, allows the power supply to operate with greatly reduced output capacitance values which minimizes the stored energy available for discharge into an electron beam gun or the like during arcing. The present power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle using simulated voltage feedback signals and voltage feedback loops. Circuitry is also provided for sensing incipient arc currents reflected at the output of the power supply and for simultaneously decoupling the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. 7 figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved photoconductive switch having a SIC or other wide band gap substrate material, such as GaAs and field-grading liners composed of preferably SiN formed on the substrate adjacent the electrode perimeters or adjacent the substrate perimeters for grading the electric fields.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Sampayan, Stephen E. (Manteca, CA); Sullivan, James S. (Livermore, CA); Sanders, David M. (Livermore, CA)

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of High-Voltage Disconnect Switch Maintenance Practices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update is part of an on-going EPRI effort to improve the balance of station equipment life management. It presents the initial results of investigations of issues, typical problems, and utility maintenance needs regarding station disconnect and grounding switches. Reliable and safe life-cycle management of substations requires timely and effective maintenance based on accurate inspection practices and knowledge of equipment conditions. In addition to tending to transformers and circuit bre...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A Fusing Switch for Fault Suppression in the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulators  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The High Voltage Converter Modulators (HVCMs) at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) have operated in excess of a combined 250,000 hours. Performance and reliability improvements to the HVCM are ongoing to increase modulator availability as accelerator system demands increase. There is a relatively large amount of energy storage in the HVCMs, {approx}180 kJ. This energy has the potential to dump into unsuppressed faults, cause damage, and increase the time to repair. The 'fusing switch' concept involves isolation of this stored energy from the location of the most common faults. This paper introduces this concept and its application to the HVCMs.

Kemp, Mark A.; Burkhart, Craig; Nguyen, Minh N.; /SLAC; Anderson, David E.; /Oak Ridge

2009-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High Voltage MOSFET Gate/Bulk Driver Controller for a Microbattery Switch Matrix in a 0.35 µm Microwave SOI Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Integrated microbatteries are being currently developed to act as a "micropower" source in microsatellites. The current and voltage rating of the microbattery is fixed. Certain highly miniaturized systems require higher voltages and currents. A switching ... Keywords: LDMOSFET, SOI, microbattery, micropower

Vinesh Sukumar; Mahmoud Alahmad; Kevin Buck; Herbert Hess; Harry Li; Dave Cox; Fadi Nessir Zghoul; Jeremy Jackson; Stephen Terry; Ben Blalock; M. M. Mojarradi; W. C. West; J. F. Whitacre

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High PRF high current switch  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A triggerable, high voltage, high current, spark gap switch for use in pu power systems. The device comprises a pair of electrodes in a high pressure hydrogen environment that is triggered by introducing an arc between one electrode and a trigger pin. Unusually high repetition rates may be obtained by undervolting the switch, i.e., operating the trigger at voltages much below the self-breakdown voltage of the device.

Moran, Stuart L. (Fredericksburg, VA); Hutcherson, R. Kenneth (College Park, MD)

1990-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage pulse conditioning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

Stringfield, R.M.; Wheat, R.M. Jr.

1989-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage pulse conditioning  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for conditioning high voltage pulses from particle accelerators in order to shorten the rise times of the pulses. Flashover switches in the cathode stalk of the transmission line hold off conduction for a determinable period of time, reflecting the early portion of the pulses. Diodes upstream of the switches divert energy into the magnetic and electrostatic storage of the capacitance and inductance inherent to the transmission line until the switches close.

Springfield, Ray M. (Sante Fe, NM); Wheat, Jr., Robert M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A generator is presented for producing relatively large currents at high voltages. In general, the invention comprises a plurality of capacitors connected in series by a plurality of switches alternately disposed with the capacitors. The circuit is mounted for movement with respect to contact members and switch closure means so that a load device and power supply are connected across successive numbers of capacitors, while the other capacitors are successively charged with the same power supply.

Schwemin, A.J.

1959-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A generator for producing relatively large currents at high voltages is described. In general, the invention comprises a plurality of capacitors connected in series by a plurality of switches alternately disposed with the capacitors. The above-noted circuit is mounted for movement with respect to contact members and switch closure means so that a load device and power supply are connected across successive numbers of capacitors, while the other capacitors are successively charged with the same power supply.

Schwemin, A.J.

1959-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a laser induced plasma in high pressure SF6 gas for high-voltage, high-current switching.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The Laser Triggered Switch Program at Sandia National Laboratories is an intensive development study to understand and optimize the laser triggered gas switch (LTGS) for… (more)

Clark, Waylon

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage, fast turn-on and turn-off switch: Final report for period September 2, 1998 - March 17, 1999  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The aspect to be investigated during this contract was an electron-beam triggered diamond switch to be used in high power modulators. Today's high power modulators require higher voltage switches than those developed to date. Specifically, the proposed 1 TeV linear collider, the NLC/ILC at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), consists of two linacs with 6600 X-Band klystrons powered by 3300 high power modulators. These modulators require switches capable of handling 80 kV, switching 8 kA with pulse durations ranging from 2 ps (linac) to 6 {micro}s (pre-linac) with switching times <50 ns at pulse repetition frequencies up to 180 Hz. In addition the large number of switches and other components dictate a pulse to pulse jitter of <10 ns and a mean time between failures of at least 50,000 hours. The present approach is to use hydrogen filled thyratrons. While these switches meet the voltage and conduction current requirements they lack the required reliability (pulse to pulse jitter) and lifetime. Research to improve these aspects is in progress. A solid state switch inherently offers the required reliability and lifetime. However, Si-based switches developed to date are limited to about 5 kV and several must be stacked in series to deliver the required voltage. This further increases the already large parts count and compromises reliability and lifetime. A monolithic, solid state switch capable of meeting all the requirements for X-Band modulators would be ideal. DOE selected this proposal for a Phase 1 SBIR award and this final report describes the progress made during the contract.

Jochen Schein; Xiaoxi Xu; Niansheng Qi; Steven Gensler; Rahul Prasad; Mahadevan Krishnan

1999-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Optically-initiated silicon carbide high voltage switch with contoured-profile electrode interfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved photoconductive switch having a SiC or other wide band gap substrate material with opposing contoured profile cavities which have a contoured profile selected from one of Rogowski, Bruce, Chang, Harrison, and Ernst profiles, and two electrodes with matching contoured-profile convex interface surfaces.

Sullivan, James S.; Hawkins, Steven A.

2012-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Low power, scalable multichannel high voltage controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage control circuit is provided for individually controlling high voltage power provided over bus lines to a multitude of interconnected loads. An example of a load is a drive for capillary channels in a microfluidic system. Control is distributed from a central high voltage circuit, rather than using a number of large expensive central high voltage circuits to enable reducing circuit size and cost. Voltage is distributed to each individual load and controlled using a number of high voltage controller channel switches connected to high voltage bus lines. The channel switches each include complementary pull up and pull down photo isolator relays with photo isolator switching controlled from the central high voltage circuit to provide a desired bus line voltage. Switching of the photo isolator relays is further controlled in each channel switch using feedback from a resistor divider circuit to maintain the bus voltage swing within desired limits. Current sensing is provided using a switched resistive load in each channel switch, with switching of the resistive loads controlled from the central high voltage circuit.

Stamps, James Frederick (Livermore, CA); Crocker, Robert Ward (Fremont, CA); Yee, Daniel Dadwa (Dublin, CA); Dils, David Wright (Fort Worth, TX)

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Low power, scalable multichannel high voltage controller  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage control circuit is provided for individually controlling high voltage power provided over bus lines to a multitude of interconnected loads. An example of a load is a drive for capillary channels in a microfluidic system. Control is distributed from a central high voltage circuit, rather than using a number of large expensive central high voltage circuits to enable reducing circuit size and cost. Voltage is distributed to each individual load and controlled using a number of high voltage controller channel switches connected to high voltage bus lines. The channel switches each include complementary pull up and pull down photo isolator relays with photo isolator switching controlled from the central high voltage circuit to provide a desired bus line voltage. Switching of the photo isolator relays is further controlled in each channel switch using feedback from a resistor divider circuit to maintain the bus voltage swing within desired limits. Current sensing is provided using a switched resistive load in each channel switch, with switching of the resistive loads controlled from the central high voltage circuit.

Stamps, James Frederick (Livermore, CA); Crocker, Robert Ward (Fremont, CA); Yee, Daniel Dadwa (Dublin, CA); Dils, David Wright (Fort Worth, TX)

2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This patent relates to high voltage supply circuits adapted for providing operating voltages for GeigerMueller counter tubes, and is especially directed to an arrangement for maintaining uniform voltage under changing conditions of operation. In the usual power supply arrangement for counter tubes the counter voltage is taken from across the power supply output capacitor. If the count rate exceeds the current delivering capaciiy of the capacitor, the capacitor voltage will drop, decreasing the counter voltage. The present invention provides a multivibrator which has its output voltage controlled by a signal proportional to the counting rate. As the counting rate increases beyond the current delivering capacity of the capacitor, the rectified voltage output from the multivibrator is increased to maintain uniform counter voltage.

Zito, G.V.

1959-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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C17: Voltage Impulse Induced Bistable Magnetization Switching and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Non-violate dynamic magnetization switch was also realized by voltage impulse ... Concentric Nanoparticles Embedded in Low Temperature Synthesized TiO2 Films .... F2: Development of the On-Line Mechanical Property Prediction System for ... Sintered Nd-Fe-B Magnets by Transmission Electron Microscopy Analysis.

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HIGH VOLTAGE ION SOURCE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is described for providing a source of molecular ions having a large output current and with an accelerated energy of the order of 600 kv. Ions are produced in an ion source which is provided with a water-cooled source grid of metal to effect maximum recombination of atomic ions to molecular ions. A very high accelerating voltage is applied to withdraw and accelerate the molecular ions from the source, and means are provided for dumping the excess electrons at the lowest possible potentials. An accelerating grid is placed adjacent to the source grid and a slotted, grounded accelerating electrode is placed adjacent to the accelerating grid. A potential of about 35 kv is maintained between the source grid and accelerating grid, and a potential of about 600 kv is maintained between the accelerating grid and accelerating electrode. In order to keep at a minimum the large number of oscillating electrons which are created when such high voltages are employed in the vicinity of a strong magnetic field, a plurality of high voltage cascaded shields are employed with a conventional electron dumping system being employed between each shield so as to dump the electrons at the lowest possible potential rather than at 600 kv.

Luce, J.S.

1960-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage DC power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage DC power supply having a first series resistor at the output for limiting current in the event of a short-circuited output, a second series resistor for sensing the magnitude of output current, and a voltage divider circuit for providing a source of feedback voltage for use in voltage regulation is disclosed. The voltage divider circuit is coupled to the second series resistor so as to compensate the feedback voltage for a voltage drop across the first series resistor. The power supply also includes a pulse-width modulated control circuit, having dual clock signals, which is responsive to both the feedback voltage and a command voltage, and also includes voltage and current measuring circuits responsive to the feedback voltage and the voltage developed across the second series resistor respectively. 7 figs.

Droege, T.F.

1989-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage variable diameter insulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage feedthrough assembly (10) having a tubular insulator (15) extending between the ground plane ring (16) and the high voltage ring (30). The insulator (15) is made of Pyrex and decreases in diameter from the ground plane ring (16) to the high voltage ring (30), producing equipotential lines almost perpendicular to the wall (27) of the insulator (15) to optimize the voltage-holding capability of the feedthrough assembly (10).

Vanecek, David L. (Martinez, CA); Pike, Chester D. (Pinole, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage feedthrough bushing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A feedthrough bushing for a high voltage diode provides for using compression sealing for all sealing surfaces. A diode assembly includes a central conductor extending through the bushing and a grading ring assembly circumferentially surrounding and coaxial with the central conductor. A flexible conductive plate extends between and compressively seals against the central conductor and the grading ring assembly, wherein the flexibility of the plate allows inner and outer portions of the plate to axially translate for compression sealing against the central conductor and the grading ring assembly, respectively. The inner portion of the plate is bolted to the central conductor for affecting sealing. A compression beam is also bolted to the central conductor and engages the outer portion of the plate to urge the outer portion toward the grading ring assembly to obtain compression sealing therebetween.

Brucker, J.P.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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High frequency breakdown voltage  

SciTech Connect

This report contains information about the effect of frequency on the breakdown voltage of an air gap at standard pressure and temperature, 76 mm Hg and O{degrees}C, respectively. The frequencies of interest are 47 MHz and 60 MHz. Additionally, the breakdown in vacuum is briefly considered. The breakdown mechanism is explained on the basis of collision and ionization. The presence of the positive ions produced by ionization enhances the field in the gap, and thus determines the breakdown. When a low-frequency voltage is applied across the gap, the breakdown mechanism is the same as that caused by the DC or static voltage. However, when the frequency exceeds the first critical value f{sub c}, the positive ions are trapped in the gap, increasing the field considerably. This makes the breakdown occur earlier; in other words, the breakdown voltage is lowered. As the frequency increases two decades or more, the second critical frequency, f{sub ce}, is reached. This time the electrons start being trapped in the gap. Those electrons that travel multiple times across the gap before reaching the positive electrode result in an enormous number of electrons and positive ions being present in the gap. The result is a further decrease of the breakdown voltage. However, increasing the frequency does not decrease the breakdown voltage correspondingly. In fact, the associated breakdown field intensity is almost constant (about 29 kV/cm).The reason is that the recombination rate increases and counterbalances the production rate, thus reducing the effect of the positive ions` concentration in the gap. The theory of collision and ionization does not apply to the breakdown in vacuum. It seems that the breakdown in vacuum is primarily determined by the irregularities on the surfaces of the electrodes. Therefore, the effect of frequency on the breakdown, if any, is of secondary importance.

Chu, Thanh Duy

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cascode buffer for monolithic voltage conversion operating at high input supply voltages  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A high-to-low switching DC-DC converter that operates at input supply voltages up to two times as high as the maximum voltage permitted in a nanometer CMOS technology is proposed in this paper. The circuit technique is based on a cascode bridge that maintains the steady-state voltage differences among the terminals of all of the transistors within a range imposed by a specific fabrication technology. The proposed circuit technique permits the full integration of active and passive devices of a switching DC-DC converter with a high voltage conversion ratio in a standard low voltage CMOS process. An efficiency of 87.8 % is achieved for 3.6 volts to 0.9 volts conversion assuming

Volkan Kursun; Gerhard Schrom; Vivek K. De; Eby G. Friedman; Siva G. Narendra

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-compact Marx-type high-voltage generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ultra-compact Marx-type high-voltage generator includes individual high-performance components that are closely coupled and integrated into an extremely compact assembly. In one embodiment, a repetitively-switched, ultra-compact Marx generator includes low-profile, annular-shaped, high-voltage, ceramic capacitors with contoured edges and coplanar extended electrodes used for primary energy storage; low-profile, low-inductance, high-voltage, pressurized gas switches with compact gas envelopes suitably designed to be integrated with the annular capacitors; feed-forward, high-voltage, ceramic capacitors attached across successive switch-capacitor-switch stages to couple the necessary energy forward to sufficiently overvoltage the spark gap of the next in-line switch; optimally shaped electrodes and insulator surfaces to reduce electric field stresses in the weakest regions where dissimilar materials meet, and to spread the fields more evenly throughout the dielectric materials, allowing them to operate closer to their intrinsic breakdown levels; and uses manufacturing and assembly methods to integrate the capacitors and switches into stages that can be arranged into a low-profile Marx generator.

Goerz, David A. (Brentwood, CA); Wilson, Michael J. (Modesto, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero-switching-loss inverters for high-power applications  

SciTech Connect

The development of zero-switching-loss inverters has attracted much interest for industrial applications. The resonant dc link inverter (RDCLI) provides a simple and robust approach for realizing switching frequencies >20 kHz in multi-kilowatt systems but impresses substantial voltage stress (-- 2.5 supply voltage) across the devices. Two alternate topologies for realizing zero switching losses in high-power converters are proposed. The actively clamped resonant dc-link inverter (ACRLI) uses the concept of a lossless active clamp to restrict voltage stresses to only 1.3-1.5 supply voltage (V/sub s/) while maintaining a mode of operation similar to the RDCLI. For applications demanding substantially superior spectral performance, the resonant pole inverter (RPI), also called the quasi-resonant current mode inverter (QRCMI), is proposed as a viable topology. Detailed analysis, simulation, and experimental results are presented to verify operation principles of both power converters.

Divan, D.M.; Skibinski, G. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (USA). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-voltage-compatible, fully depleted CCDs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

result of this high-voltage requirement, we have taken a di?voltage is necessary in order to meet the PSF requirementsrequirements for SNAP have resulted in a need to operate at substrate bias voltages

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Implementation of Switching Voltage Integrated Circuits Based on Sliding Mode Control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The need for high performance circuits in systems with low-voltage and low-power requirements has exponentially increased during the few last years due to the sophistication and miniaturization of electronic components. Most of these circuits are required to have a very good efficiency behavior in order to extend the battery life of the device. This dissertation addresses two important topics concerning very high efficiency circuits with very high performance specifications. The first topic is the design and implementation of class D audio power amplifiers, keeping their inherent high efficiency characteristic while improving their linearity performance, reducing their quiescent power consumption, and minimizing the silicon area. The second topic is the design and implementation of switching voltage regulators and their controllers, to provide a low-cost, compact, high efficient and reliable power conversion for integrated circuits. The first part of this dissertation includes a short, although deep, analysis on class D amplifiers, their history, principles of operation, architectures, performance metrics, practical design considerations, and their present and future market distribution. Moreover, the harmonic distortion of open-loop class D amplifiers based on pulse-width modulation (PWM) is analyzed by applying the duty cycle variation technique for the most popular carrier waveforms giving an easy and practical analytic method to evaluate the class D amplifier distortion and determine its specifications for a given linearity requirement. Additionally, three class D amplifiers, with an architecture based on sliding mode control, are proposed, designed, fabricated and tested. The amplifiers make use of a hysteretic controller to avoid the need of complex overhead circuitry typically needed in other architectures to compensate non-idealities of practical implementations. The design of the amplifiers based on this technique is compact, small, reliable, and provides a performance comparable to the state-of-the-art class D amplifiers, but consumes only one tenth of quiescent power. This characteristic gives to the proposed amplifiers an advantage for applications with minimal power consumption and very high performance requirements. The second part of this dissertation presents the design, implementation, and testing of switching voltage regulators. It starts with a description and brief analysis on the power converters architectures. It outlines the advantages and drawbacks of the main topologies, discusses practical design considerations, and compares their current and future market distribution. Then, two different buck converters are proposed to overcome the most critical issue in switching voltage regulators: to provide a stable voltage supply for electronic devices, with good regulation voltage, high efficiency performance, and, most important, a minimum number of components. The first buck converter, which has been designed, fabricated and tested, is an integrated dual-output voltage regulator based on sliding mode control that provides a power efficiency comparable to the conventional solutions, but potentially saves silicon area and input filter components. The design is based on the idea of stacking traditional buck converters to provide multiple output voltages with the minimum number of switches. Finally, a fully integrated buck converter based on sliding mode control is proposed. The architecture integrates the external passive components to deliver a complete monolithic solution with minimal silicon area. The buck converter employs a poly-phase structure to minimize the output current ripple and a hysteretic controller to avoid the generation of an additional high frequency carrier waveform needed in conventional solutions. The simulated results are comparable to the state-of-the-art works even with

Rojas Gonzalez, Miguel Angel

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage photovoltaic power converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An array of independently connected photovoltaic cells on a semi-insulating substrate contains reflective coatings between the cells to enhance efficiency. A uniform, flat top laser beam profile is illuminated upon the array to produce electrical current having high voltage. An essentially wireless system includes a laser energy source being fed through optic fiber and cast upon the photovoltaic cell array to prevent stray electrical signals prior to use of the current from the array. Direct bandgap, single crystal semiconductor materials, such as GaAs, are commonly used in the array. Useful applications of the system include locations where high voltages are provided to confined spaces such as in explosive detonation, accelerators, photo cathodes and medical appliances.

Haigh, Ronald E. (Arvada, CO); Wojtczuk, Steve (Cambridge, MA); Jacobson, Gerard F. (Livermore, CA); Hagans, Karla G. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TRANSISTOR HIGH VOLTAGE POWER SUPPLY  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High voltage, direct current power supplies are described for use with battery powered nuclear detection equipment. The particular advantages of the power supply described, are increased efficiency and reduced size and welght brought about by the use of transistors in the circuit. An important feature resides tn the employment of a pair of transistors in an alternatefiring oscillator circuit having a coupling transformer and other circuit components which are used for interconnecting the various electrodes of the transistors.

Driver, G.E.

1958-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

36

Comparative High Voltage Impulse Measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... substrate and surrounded by insulating oil; the low ... the amplitudes of the voltage peaks that are ... The uncertainties in the peak output voltages for the ...

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

37

High voltage RF feedthrough bushing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described is a multi-element, high voltage radio frequency bushing for trmitting RF energy to an antenna located in a vacuum container. The bushing includes a center conductor of complex geometrical shape, an outer coaxial shield conductor, and a thin-walled hollow truncated cone insulator disposed between central and outer conductors. The shape of the center conductor, which includes a reverse curvature portion formed of a radially inwardly directed shoulder and a convex portion, controls the uniformity of the axial surface gradient on the insulator cone. The outer shield has a first substantially cylindrical portion and a second radially inwardly extending truncated cone portion.

Grotz, Glenn F. (Huntington Station, NY)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

38

A low-power circuit for piezoelectric vibration control by synchronized switching on voltage sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the paper, a vibration damping system powered by harvested energy with implementation of the so-called SSDV (synchronized switch damping on voltage source) technique is designed and investigated. In the semi-passive approach, the piezoelectric element is intermittently switched from open-circuit to specific impedance synchronously with the structural vibration. Due to this switching procedure, a phase difference appears between the strain induced by vibration and the resulting voltage, thus creating energy dissipation. By supplying the energy collected from the piezoelectric materials to the switching circuit, a new low-power device using the SSDV technique is proposed. Compared with the original self-powered SSDI (synchronized switch damping on inductor), such a device can significantly improve its performance of vibration control. Its effectiveness in the single-mode resonant damping of a composite beam is validated by the experimental results.

Shen, Hui; Ji, Hongli; Zhu, Kongjun; Balsi, Marco; Giorgio, Ivan; dell'Isola, Francesco

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

39

High Voltage GaN Schottky Rectifiers  

SciTech Connect

Mesa and planar GaN Schottky diode rectifiers with reverse breakdown voltages (V{sub RB}) up to 550V and >2000V, respectively, have been fabricated. The on-state resistance, R{sub ON}, was 6m{Omega}{center_dot} cm{sup 2} and 0.8{Omega}cm{sup 2}, respectively, producing figure-of-merit values for (V{sub RB}){sup 2}/R{sub ON} in the range 5-48 MW{center_dot}cm{sup -2}. At low biases the reverse leakage current was proportional to the size of the rectifying contact perimeter, while at high biases the current was proportional to the area of this contact. These results suggest that at low reverse biases, the leakage is dominated by the surface component, while at higher biases the bulk component dominates. On-state voltages were 3.5V for the 550V diodes and {ge}15 for the 2kV diodes. Reverse recovery times were <0.2{micro}sec for devices switched from a forward current density of {approx}500A{center_dot}cm{sup -2} to a reverse bias of 100V.

CAO,X.A.; CHO,H.; CHU,S.N.G.; CHUO,C.-C.; CHYI,J.-I.; DANG,G.T.; HAN,JUNG; LEE,C.-M.; PEARTON,S.J.; REN,F.; WILSON,R.G.; ZHANG,A.P.

1999-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

40

Transient and harmonic voltages associated with automated capacitor switching on distribution systems  

SciTech Connect

One of the functions proposed for distribution automation systems is automated capacitor switching to control power factor and voltage profile on feeder circuits. This is one of the functions being implemented as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment on the Athens Utilities Board (AUB) in Athens, Tennessee. A concern with automated capacitor switching is the increase in harmonic and transient voltages due to different capacitor configurations on the distribution system. A study was performed to evaluate the impact of the automated capacitor switching on the AUB distribution system. The study has identified problem areas, methods for determining the problem areas, and possible solutions. The substation capacitor banks were found to be the dominant factor in both the transient and harmonic responses of the distribution system. The harmonic response of the system is dominated by the parallel inductance/capacitance of the circuit comprised of the substation capacitor and equivalent source reactance at the substation. The transient analyses indicated that when the substation capacitor is energized, magnified transient voltages can occur at switched-in feeder capacitors. An evaluation of the effect of automated capacitor switching is necessary to properly design the automated capacitor switching schemes and the required arrester protection for any harmonic and/or transient overvoltage contingency.

Rizy, D.T.; Gunther, E.W.; Mc Granaghan, M.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Transient and harmonic voltages associated with automated capacitor switching on distribution systems  

SciTech Connect

One of the functions proposed for distribution system automation is automated capacitor switching to control power factor and voltage profile on feeder circuits. This is one of the functions being implemented as part of the Athens Automation and Control Experiment on the Athens Utilities Board (AUB) in Athens, Tennessee. A concern with automated capacitor switching is the increase in harmonic and transient voltages due to different capacitor configurations on the distribution system. A study was performed to evaluate the impact of the automated capacitor switching on the AUB distribution system. The study has identified problem areas, methods for determining the problem areas and possible solutions. The substation capacitor banks were found to be the dominant factor in both the transient and harmonic responses of the distribution system. The harmonic response of the system is dominated by the parallel inductance/capacitance of the circuit comprised of the substation capacitor and equivent source reactance at the substation. The transient analyses found that when the substation capacitor is energized, magnified transient voltages can occur at switched in feeder capacitors. An evaluation of the effect of automated capacitor switching is necessary to properly design tha automated capacitor switching schemes and the required arrester protection for any harmonic and/or transient overvoltage contingency.

Rizy, D.T.; Gunther, E.W.; McGranaghan, M.F.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The high voltage system supplies the bias voltage to the 88 silicon sensors which comprise the LHCb Vertex Locator (VELO). This note describes the results of the tests which have been performed on the hardware of the high voltage system of the VELO. Each individual test detailed in this note corresponds to a specific requirement of the system. These requirements arise primarily from ensuring the safety of the silicon sensors and the quality of the data taken from the VELO modules. The tests performed are in four categories: normal operation of the high voltage system; verification of its stability under operation; discussion of its behaviour in failure modes; and details of operation at low voltage. Noteworthy issues, identified through the tests, include the behaviour of the high voltage modules at voltages below 9V, the current limit that can be applied during ramping of the voltage, and the speed with which the voltage is cut during failures of the system. The results of these tests provide high confidence that the high voltage system can be safely used and demonstrate that low noise is produced by the power supplies. LHCb Public Note, LHCb-2008-009Contents 1

Barinjaka Rakotomiaramanana; Chris Parkes; Lars Eklund

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

High voltage electrical amplifier having a short rise time  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit, comprising an amplifier and a transformer is disclosed that produces a high power pulse having a fast response time, and that responds to a digital control signal applied through a digital-to-analog converter. The present invention is suitable for driving a component such as an electro-optic modulator with a voltage in the kilovolt range. The circuit is stable at high frequencies and during pulse transients, and its impedance matching circuit matches the load impedance with the output impedance. The preferred embodiment comprises an input stage compatible with high-speed semiconductor components for amplifying the voltage of the input control signal, a buffer for isolating the input stage from the output stage; and a plurality of current amplifiers connected to the buffer. Each current amplifier is connected to a field effect transistor (FET), which switches a high voltage power supply to a transformer which then provides an output terminal for driving a load. The transformer comprises a plurality of transmission lines connected to the FETs and the load. The transformer changes the impedance and the voltage of the output. The preferred embodiment also comprises a low voltage power supply for biasing the FETs at or near an operational voltage. 8 figs.

Christie, D.J.; Dallum, G.E.

1989-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

44

High voltage electrical amplifier having a short rise time  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit, comprising an amplifier and a transformer is disclosed that produces a high power pulse having a fast response time, and that responds to a digital control signal applied through a digital-to-analog converter. The present invention is suitable for driving a component such as an electro-optic modulator with a voltage in the kilovolt range. The circuit is stable at high frequencies and during pulse transients, and its impedance matching circuit matches the load impedance with the output impedance. The preferred embodiment comprises an input stage compatible with high-speed semiconductor components for amplifying the voltage of the input control signal, a buffer for isolating the input stage from the output stage; and a plurality of current amplifiers connected to the buffer. Each current amplifier is connected to a field effect transistor (FET), which switches a high voltage power supply to a transformer which then provides an output terminal for driving a load. The transformer comprises a plurality of transmission lines connected to the FETs and the load. The transformer changes the impedance and voltage of the output. The preferred embodiment also comprises a low voltage power supply for biasing the FETs at or near an operational voltage.

Christie, David J. (Pleasanton, CA); Dallum, Gregory E. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

45

Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The high voltage system supplies the bias voltage to the 88 silicon sensors which comprise the LHCb Vertex Locator (VELO). This note describes the results of the tests which have been performed on the hardware of the high voltage system of the VELO. Each individual test detailed in this note corresponds to a specific requirement of the system. These requirements arise primarily from ensuring the safety of the silicon sensors and the quality of the data taken from the VELO modules. The tests performed are in four categories: normal operation of the high voltage system; vercation of its stability under operation; discussion of its behaviour in failure modes; and details of operation at low voltage. Noteworthy issues, identified through the tests, include the behaviour of the high voltage modules at voltages below 9V, the current limit that can be applied during ramping of the voltage, and the speed with which the voltage is cut during failures of the system. The results of these tests provide high confidence th...

Rakotomiaramanana, B; Eklund, L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Characterisation of the VELO High Voltage System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The high voltage system supplies the bias voltage to the 88 silicon sensors which comprise the LHCb Vertex Locator (VELO). This note describes the results of the tests which have been performed on the hardware of the high voltage system of the VELO. Each individual test detailed in this note corresponds to a specific requirement of the system. These requirements arise primarily from ensuring the safety of the silicon sensors and the quality of the data taken from the VELO modules. The tests performed are in four categories: normal operation of the high voltage system; verification of its stability under operation; discussion of its behaviour in failure modes; and details of operation at low voltage. Noteworthy issues, identified through the tests, include the behaviour of the high voltage modules at voltages below 9V, the current limit that can be applied during ramping of the voltage, and the speed with which the voltage is cut during failures of the system. The results of these tests provide high confidence...

Rakotomiaramanana, B; Eklund, L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

High voltage dc-dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules.

Shimer, Daniel W. (Danville, CA); Lange, Arnold C. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High voltage dc--dc converter with dynamic voltage regulation and decoupling during load-generated arcs  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-power power supply produces a controllable, constant high voltage output under varying and arcing loads. The power supply includes a voltage regulator, an inductor, an inverter for producing a high frequency square wave current of alternating polarity, an improved inverter voltage clamping circuit, a step up transformer, an output rectifier for producing a dc voltage at the output of each module, and a current sensor for sensing output current. The power supply also provides dynamic response to varying loads by controlling the voltage regulator duty cycle and circuitry is provided for sensing incipient arc currents at the output of the power supply to simultaneously decouple the power supply circuitry from the arcing load. The power supply includes a plurality of discrete switching type dc--dc converter modules. 5 Figs.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C.

1995-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

49

High-explosive driven crowbar switch  

SciTech Connect

The disclosure relates to a compact explosive driven switch for use as a low resistance, low inductance crowbar switch. A high-explosive charge extrudes a deformable conductive metallic plate through a polyethylene insulating layer to achieve a hard current contact with a supportive annular conductor.

Dike, Robert S. (Los Alamos, NM); Kewish, Jr., Ralph W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1976-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

50

High Voltage Safety Act | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Voltage Safety Act High Voltage Safety Act High Voltage Safety Act < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Developer General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Georgia Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Siting and Permitting The purpose of the High Voltage Safety Act is to prevent injury to persons and property and interruptions of utility service resulting from accidental or inadvertent contact with high-voltage electric lines by providing that no work shall be done in the vicinity of such lines unless and until the owner or operator thereof has been notified of such work and has taken the appropriate safety measures. The Georgia Public Service Commission requires

51

High-voltage-compatible, fully depleted CCDs  

SciTech Connect

We describe charge-coupled device (CCD) developmentactivities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).Back-illuminated CCDs fabricated on 200-300 mu m thick, fully depleted,high-resistivity silicon substrates are produced in partnership with acommercial CCD foundry.The CCDs are fully depleted by the application ofa substrate bias voltage. Spatial resolution considerations requireoperation of thick, fully depleted CCDs at high substrate bias voltages.We have developed CCDs that are compatible with substrate bias voltagesof at least 200V. This improves spatial resolution for a given thickness,and allows for full depletion of thicker CCDs than previously considered.We have demonstrated full depletion of 650-675 mu m thick CCDs, withpotential applications in direct x-ray detection. In this work we discussthe issues related to high-voltage operation of fully depleted CCDs, aswell as experimental results on high-voltage-compatible CCDs.

Holland, Stephen E.; Bebek, Chris J.; Dawson, Kyle S.; Emes, JohnE.; Fabricius, Max H.; Fairfield, Jessaym A.; Groom, Don E.; Karcher, A.; Kolbe, William F.; Palaio, Nick P.; Roe, Natalie A.; Wang, Guobin

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

52

High-voltage crowbar circuit with cascade-triggered series ignitrons  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A series string of ignitrons for switching a large current at high voltage to ground. Switching is initiated by means of a negative trigger pulse applied to the cathode of the lowest voltage level ignitron next to ground to draw ground current through diodes in the ignitor circuit. The trigger pulse is applied thereby to the next higher ignitron cathode and sequentially to the remainder of the ignitrons in the string through diodes in respective ignitor circuits. Full line voltage is held off of nonconducting diodes and ignitrons by means of varistors.

Baker, William R. (Orinda, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-voltage crowbar circuit with cascade-triggered series ignitrons  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A series string of ignitrons for switching a large current at high voltage to ground. Switching is initiated by means of a negative trigger pulse applied to the cathode of the lowest voltage level ignitron next to ground to draw ground current through diodes in the ignitor circuit. The trigger pulse is applied thereby to the next higher ignitron cathode and sequentially to the remainder of the ignitrons in the string through diodes in respective ignitor circuits. Full line voltage is held off of nonconducting diodes and ignitrons by means of varistors. 1 fig.

Baker, W.R.

1980-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Gate Drive for the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator  

SciTech Connect

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing a next generation H-bridge switch plate [1], a critical component of the SNS High Voltage Converter Modulator [2]. As part of that effort, a new IGBT gate driver has been developed. The drivers are an integral part of the switch plate, which are essential to ensuring fault-tolerant, high-performance operation of the modulator. The redesigned driver improves upon the existing gate drive in several ways. The new gate driver has improved fault detection and suppression capabilities; suppression of shoot-through and over-voltage conditions, monitoring of dI/dt and Vce(sat) for fast over-current detection and suppression, and redundant power isolation are some of the added features. In addition, triggering insertion delay is reduced by a factor of four compared to the existing driver. This paper details the design and performance of the new IGBT gate driver. A simplified schematic and description of the construction are included. The operation of the fast over-current detection circuits, active IGBT over-voltage protection circuit, shoot-through prevention circuitry, and control power isolation breakdown detection circuit are discussed.

Nguyen, M.N.; Burkhart, C.; Kemp, M.A.; /SLAC; Anderson, D.E.; /Oak Ridge

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

55

Contaminated Outdoor High Voltage Insulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The external insulation of power lines and outdoor substations is a weak point in transmission systems. The insulation is particularly susceptible to failure if proper attention has not been given to its design, condition monitoring, and maintenance. In regions with high contamination levels, regular maintenance and the application of palliative measures can be critical to ensure that the system meets its outage performance targets. This can involve pure maintenance measures such as cleaning the insulato...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

56

Cermet insert high voltage holdoff improvement for ceramic/metal vacuum devices  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved metal-to-ceramic seal is provided wherein the ceramic body of the seal contains an integral region of cermet material in electrical contact with the metallic member, e.g., an electrode, of the seal. The seal is useful in high voltage vacuum devices, e.g., vacuum switches, and increases the high-voltage holdoff capabilities of such devices. A method of fabricating such seals is also provided.

Ierna, W.F.

1986-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

57

Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage power supply for use in a system such as a microfluidics system, uses a DC--DC converter in parallel with a voltage-controlled resistor. A feedback circuit provides a control signal for the DC--DC converter and voltage-controlled resistor so as to regulate the output voltage of the high voltage power supply, as well as, to sink or source current from the high voltage supply.

Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA); Yee, Daniel D. (Dublin, CA)

2007-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

58

Modular high voltage power supply for chemical analysis  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage power supply for use in a system such as a microfluidics system, uses a DC-DC converter in parallel with a voltage-controlled resistor. A feedback circuit provides a control signal for the DC-DC converter and voltage-controlled resistor so as to regulate the output voltage of the high voltage power supply, as well as, to sink or source current from the high voltage supply.

Stamps, James F. (Livermore, CA); Yee, Daniel D. (Dublin, CA)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Functionalized High Voltage Spinel Composite for High Power ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently, spinel LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 with high working voltage and long cycle life makes it become the one of most promising cathode for high power delivery.

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High voltage VLF testing of power cables  

SciTech Connect

This publication describes a laboratory test program conducted with the objective to develop a test that would replace the existing dc withstand test. The article describes the methodology used to establish the voltage duration and magnitude of VLF (0.1 Hz) high voltage field tests suitable for crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated power cable. The results show that the voltage breakdown of laboratory aged XLPE cable at 0.1 Hz is approximately equal to that at 60 Hz, that proof tests at 0.1 Hz is approximately equal to that at 60 Hz, that proof tests at 0.1 Hz cause very little damage to the cable, and that 0.1 Hz testing appears to be a satisfactory alternate to dc testing. Preliminary values are suggested for voltage magnitude and time duration of cable acceptance, maintenance and proof tests at 0.1 Hz for XLPE cable rated up to 35 kV. A program is underway to similarly evaluate samples of service-aged XLPE cable; as well as to demonstrate the use of the preliminary test values at typical utility installations.

Eager, G.S.; Katz, C.; Fryszczyn, B. [Cable Technology Labs., Inc., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Densley, J. [Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ontario (Canada); Bernstein, B.S. [EPRI, Washington, DC (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Utility-Scale Silicon Carbide Semiconductor: Monolithic Silicon Carbide Anode Switched Thyristor for Medium Voltage Power Conversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ADEPT Project: GeneSiC is developing an advanced silicon-carbide (SiC)-based semiconductor called an anode-switched thyristor. This low-cost, compact SiC semiconductor conducts higher levels of electrical energy with better precision than traditional silicon semiconductors. This efficiency will enable a dramatic reduction in the size, weight, and volume of the power converters and electronic devices it's used in.GeneSiC is developing its SiC-based semiconductor for utility-scale power converters. Traditional silicon semiconductors can't process the high voltages that utility-scale power distribution requires, and they must be stacked in complicated circuits that require bulky insulation and cooling hardware. GeneSiC's semiconductors are well suited for high-power applications like large-scale renewable wind and solar energy installations.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and testing of high power, repetitively pulsed solid-state closing switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Repetitively pulsed closing switches are often required in high-power physics experiments. Traditionally, ignitrons have been used for these applications. There are reasons why ignitrons have undesirable features, such as the high trigger current which causes electromagnetic interference, the arc instability and environmental concern with the mercury used in the switches. With the development of ever increasing power rating of solid-state switches, in particular thyristors, the designer has the tools to replace ignitrons with solid-state devices. Using as an example a recently designed and tested 10 kV, 80 kA high-power switch, the design philosophy for repetitively pulsed switches is developed. The parameters which impose the greatest challenge on the device, such as di/dt, temperature rise and reverse blocking voltage are investigated with respect to their capability when operating in the pulsed mode. Starting with the available device data sheet information and published results of the dependency of the number of life cycles as a function of the device temperature, it is shown how the overload capability of a device for short term pulsed applications can be exploited. The detailed design of a 2 Hz, 10{sup 8} cycle, 12.5 kV, 80 kA, 3 ms switch, with a short circuit capability of 250 kA, is presented. The paper concludes with a short summary about device limits in voltage, current amplitude and pulse length ratings for repetitively pulsed switches using available thyristors.

Boenig, H.J. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Schwartzenberg, J.W.; Willinger, L.J.; Piccone, D.E. [Silicon Power Corp., Malvern, PA (United States); Lopez, D.A.; Smolleck, H.A. [New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Proposed high speed packet switch for broadband integrated networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of a high speed, broadband packet switch with two priority levels for application in integrated voice/data networks is presented. The packet switch can efficiently cope with 128 byte packets converging on it from eight 140 Mbit/s dynamic time ... Keywords: backbone network, broadband integrated services digital networks, high speed packet switch, voice/data integration

Krishna Thilakam; Ashok Jhunjhunwala

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Motor voltage high harmonics influence to efficient energy usage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of the effect of non-sinusoidal voltages on the three-phase induction motor is presented in the paper. When the induction motors are supplied by a rectangular shape of the voltage inverter with high levels of harmonic voltage (Uh,i ... Keywords: energy efficiency, harmonics, induction motor, non-sinusoidal voltage, power losses

Miloje M. Kostic; Branka B. Kostic

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

65

Activated Sintering, Spark Plasma Sintering and High Voltage ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 4, 2013 ... Novel Synthesis and Consolidation of Powder Materials : Activated Sintering, Spark Plasma Sintering and High Voltage Electric Discharge ...

66

Triggered plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Triggered plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A triggerable opening switch for a very high voltage and current pulse includes a transmission line extending from a source to a load and having an intermediate switch section including a plasma for conducting electrons between transmission line conductors and a magnetic field for breaking the plasma conduction path and magnetically insulating the electrons when it is desired to open the switch.

Mendel, C.W.

1986-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

68

Spark-plasma Sintering vs. High Voltage Electric Discharge ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High voltage electric discharge consolidation (HVEDC) includes high axial pressure and discharge of the electrical energy stored in capacitors, thus enabling a ...

69

Final Results from the High-Current, High-Action Closing Switch Test Program at Sandia National Laboratories  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We tested a variety of high-current closing switches for lifetime and reliability on a dedicated 2 MJ, 500 kA capacitor bank facility at Sandia National Laboratories. Our interest was a switch capable of one shot every few minutes, switching a critically damped, DC-charged 6.2 mF bank at 24 kV, with a peak current of 500 kA. The desired lifetime is 24 thousand shots. Typical of high-energy systems, particularly multi-module systems, the primary parameters of interest related to the switch are: (1) reliability, meaning absence of both pre-fires and no-fires, (2) total switch lifetime or number of shots between maintenance, and (3) cost. Cost was given lower priority at this evaluation stage because there are great uncertainties in estimating higher-quantity prices of these devices, most of which have been supplied before in only small quantities. The categories of switches tested are vacuum discharge, high-pressure discharge, and solid-state. Each group varies in terms of triggering ease, ease of maintenance, and tolerance to faults such as excess current and current reversal. We tested at least two variations of each technology group. The total number of shots on the switch test facility is about 50 thousand. We will present the results from the switch testing. The observed lifetime of different switches varied greatly: the shortest life was one shot; one device was still operating after six thousand shots. On several switches we measured the voltage drop during conduction and calculated energy dissipated in the switch; we will show these data also.

Savage, M.E.

1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

70

Circuit for monitoring temperature of high-voltage equipment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to an improved circuit for measuring temperature in a region at high electric potential and generating a read-out of the same in a region at lower potential. The circuit is specially designed to combine high sensitivity, stability, and accuracy. A major portion of the circuit situated in the high-potential region can take the form of an integrated circuit. The preferred form of the circuit includes an input section which is situated in the high-potential region and comprises a temperature-compensated thermocouple circuit for sensing temperature, an oscillator circuit for generating a train of ramp voltages whose rise time varies inversely with the thermocouple output, a comparator and switching circuit for converting the oscillator output to pulses whose frequency is proportional to the thermocouple output, and a light-emitting diode which is energized by these pulses. An optical coupling transmits the light pulses generated by the diode to an output section of the circuit, situated in a region at ground. The output section comprises means for converting the transmitted pulses to electrical pulses of corresponding frequency, means for amplifying the electrical pulses, and means for displaying the frequency of the same. The preferred embodiment of the overall circuit is designed so that the frequency of the output signal in hertz and tenths of hertz is equal to the sensed temperature in degrees and tenths of degrees.

Jacobs, Martin E. (Chillicothe, OH)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current.

Druce, Robert L. (Union City, CA); Kirbie, Hugh C. (Dublin, CA); Newton, Mark A. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Light-weight DC to very high voltage DC converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A DC-DC converter capable of generating outputs of 100 KV without a transformer comprises a silicon opening switch (SOS) diode connected to allow a charging current from a capacitor to flow into an inductor. When a specified amount of charge has flowed through the SOS diode, it opens up abruptly; and the consequential collapsing field of the inductor causes a voltage and current reversal that is steered into a load capacitor by an output diode. A switch across the series combination of the capacitor, inductor, and SOS diode closes to periodically reset the SOS diode by inducing a forward-biased current. 1 fig.

Druce, R.L.; Kirbie, H.C.; Newton, M.A.

1998-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

73

Lookout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

74

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the respective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, L.J.; Shirey, L.A.

1993-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

75

Lockout device for high voltage circuit breaker  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An improved lockout assembly is provided for a circuit breaker to lock the switch handle into a selected switch position. The lockout assembly includes two main elements, each having a respective foot for engaging a portion of the upper housing wall of the circuit breaker. The first foot is inserted into a groove in the upper housing wall, and the second foot is inserted into an adjacent aperture (e.g., a slot) in the upper housing wall. The first foot is slid under and into engagement with a first portion, and the second foot is slid under and into engagement with a second portion of the upper housing wall. At the same time the repsective two feet are placed in engagement with the respective portions of the upper housing wall, two holes, one on each of the respective two main elements of the assembly, are placed in registration; and a locking device, such as a special scissors equipped with a padlock, is installed through the registered holes to secure the lockout assembly on the circuit breaker. When the lockout assembly of the invention is secured on the circuit breaker, the switch handle of the circuit breaker is locked into the selected switch position and prevented from being switched to another switch position.

Kozlowski, Lawrence J. (New Kensington, PA); Shirey, Lawrence A. (North Huntingdon, PA)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

An Ultra-Compact Marx-Type High-Voltage Generator  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper discusses the design of an ultra-compact, Marx-type, high-voltage generator. This system incorporates high-performance components that are closely coupled and integrated into an extremely compact assembly. Low profile, custom ceramic capacitors with coplanar extended electrodes provide primary energy storage. Low-inductance, spark-gap switches incorporate miniature gas cavities imbedded within the central region of the annular shaped capacitors, with very thin dielectric sections separating the energy storage capacitors. Carefully shaped electrodes and insulator surfaces are used throughout to minimize field enhancements, reduce fields at triple-point regions, and enable operation at stress levels closer to the intrinsic breakdown limits of the dielectric materials. Specially shaped resistors and inductors are used for charging and isolation during operation. Forward-coupling ceramic capacitors are connected across successive switch-capacitor-switch stages to assist in switching. Pressurized SF, gas is used for electrical insulation in the spark-gap switches and throughout the unit. The pressure housing is constructed entirely of dielectric materials, with segments that interlock with the low-profile switch bodies to provide an integrated support structure for all of the components. This ultra-compact Marx generator employs a modular design that can be sized as needed for a particular application. Units have been assembled with 4, 10, and 30 stages and operated at levels up to 100 kV per stage.

Goerz, D; Ferriera, T; Nelson, D; Speer, R; Wilson, M

2001-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 42, 231–238, 2005 c ? 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Manufactured in The Netherlands. Cascode Monolithic DC-DC Converter for Reliable Operation at High Input Voltages  

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Abstract. A cascode bridge circuit for monolithic switching DC-DC converters operating at high input voltages is proposed in this paper. The proposed circuit can also be used as an I/O buffer to interface circuits operating at significantly different voltages. The circuit technique permits the full integration of the active and passive devices of a switching DC-DC converter with a high voltage conversion ratio in a standard low voltage CMOS technology. The cascode bridge structure guarantees the reliable operation of deep submicrometer MOSFETs without exposure to high voltage stress while operating at high input and output voltages. With the proposed circuit technique, steady-state voltage differences between the terminals of all of the MOSFETs in a switching DC-DC converter are maintained within a range imposed by a target low voltage CMOS technology. High-to-low DC-DC converters operating at input voltages up to three times as high as the maximum voltage that can be directly applied across the terminals of a MOSFET are described. An efficiency of 79.6 % is achieved for 5.4 volts to 0.9 volts conversion assuming a 0.18 µm CMOS technology. The DC-DC converter operates at a switching frequency of 97 MHz while supplying a DC current of 250 mA to the load. Key Words: low voltage DC-DC converters, monolithic voltage regulators, low voltage CMOS technology, MOSFET reliability issues, high voltage stress 1.

Volkan Kursun; Siva G. Narendra; Vivek K. De; Eby G. Friedman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

High Voltage Electric Discharge Consolidation of Tantalum Powders  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, The high voltage electric discharge consolidation (HVEDC) is a promising method of the volumetric-porous body manufacturing, which can be ...

79

(SPS) and High Voltage Electric Discharge Consolidation (HVEDC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Inter-Particle Contact Phenomena in Spark-Plasma Sintering ( SPS) and High Voltage Electric Discharge Consolidation (HVEDC). Author(s) ...

80

(SPS) and High Voltage Electric Discharge Consolidation (HVEDC)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Local Heat Balance in Spark-plasma Sintering (SPS) and High Voltage Electric Discharge Consolidation (HVEDC). Author(s), Eugene ...

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Chronic Benzodiazepine Administration Potentiates High Voltage-Activated Calcium Currents  

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.aspetjournals.orgDownloadedfrom #12;other drugs of abuse has been reported to enhance high voltage-activated calcium channels (HVAs

Brand, Paul H.

82

fault diagnosis of a high voltage transmission line using waveform ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Oct 4, 2013 ... FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE USING ... Fault types such as single line to ground, line to line, double line to ...

83

Experimental and theoretical studies of a high temperature cesium-barium tacitron, with application to low voltage-high current inversion. Final report, April 1, 1993--February 28, 1994  

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A low voltage/high current switch refer-red as ``Cs-Ba tacitron`` is studied for use as a dc to ac inverter in high temperature and/or ionizing radiation environments. The operational characteristics of the Cs-Ba tacitron as a switch were investigated experimentally in three modes: (a) breakdown mode, (b) I-V mode, and (c) current modulation mode. Operation parameters measured include switching frequencies up to 20 kHz, hold-off voltages up to 200 V, current densities in excess of 15 A/CM{sup 2}, switch power density of 1 kW/cm{sup 2}, and a switching efficiency in excess of 90 % at collector voltages greater than 30 V. Also, if the discharge current is circuit limited to a value below the maximum thermal emission current density, the voltage drop is constant and below 3 V.

Murray, C.S.; El-Genk, M.S.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

High Power Microwave Switch Employing Electron Beam Triggering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new type of switch for modulation of the Q-factor of a multi-mode storage resonator in a high-power active microwave pulse compressor is described. The operating principle of the switch is based on a sharp increase in the TE{sub 02{yields}}TE{sub 01} coupling coefficient, when an electron beam is injected into the switch cavity. The switch was tested at low power level in a compressor operated at X-band. A power gain of 19-20 in the compressed pulse with pulse duration of 40-50 ns was achieved. The proposed switch shows good prospects for use in high-power active pulse compressors.

Ivanov, O. A.; Vikharev, A. L. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, 603600 (Russian Federation); Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut 06510 (United States); Isaev, V. A.; Lobaev, M. A. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, 603600 (Russian Federation); Hirshfield, J. L. [Omega-P, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut 06510 (United States); Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (United States)

2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

85

Optical fiber imaging for high speed plasma motion diagnostics: Applied to low voltage circuit breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An integrated portable measurement system is described for the study of high speed and high temperature unsteady plasma flows such as those found in the vicinity of high current switching arcs. An array of optical fibers allows the formation of low spatial resolution images, with a maximum capture rate of 1x10{sup 6} images per second (1 MHz), with 8 bit intensity resolution. Novel software techniques are reported to allow imaging of the arc; and to measure arc trajectories. Results are presented on high current (2 kA) discharge events in a model test fixture and on the application to a commercial low voltage circuit breaker.

McBride, J. W. [School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom); Balestrero, A.; Tribulato, G. [ABB SACE DIVISION, ABB S.p.A., Via Baioni, Bergamo 35 IT-24123 (Italy); Ghezzi, L. [ABB SACE DIVISION, ABB S.p.A., Viale dell'Industria, Vittuone (MI)18 IT-20010 (Italy); Cross, K. J. [Taicaan Ltd., 2 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7NP (United Kingdom)

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

86

Research on Fault Diagnosis on High Voltage SF6 Circuit Breaker Based on the Db Wavelet and Fuzzy Theory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This dissertation aims at providing a quick and accurate fault diagnosis method for on high voltage SF6circuit breaker. This method indirectly monitors the functioning of the breaker by observing the electric current in the coil of its switch. The electrical ... Keywords: SF6 circuit breaker, monitor, wavelet transform, fuzzy theory

Li Yang; Zhuo Yang; Yang Lei; Kejie Dai; Weiming Guan

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Electrical system architecture having high voltage bus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical system architecture is disclosed. The architecture has a power source configured to generate a first power, and a first bus configured to receive the first power from the power source. The architecture also has a converter configured to receive the first power from the first bus and convert the first power to a second power, wherein a voltage of the second power is greater than a voltage of the first power, and a second bus configured to receive the second power from the converter. The architecture further has a power storage device configured to receive the second power from the second bus and deliver the second power to the second bus, a propulsion motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus, and an accessory motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus.

Hoff, Brian Douglas (East Peoria, IL); Akasam, Sivaprasad (Peoria, IL)

2011-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

88

A high-power switch-mode dc power supply for dynamic loads  

SciTech Connect

High-voltage dc power supplies are often required to operate with highly dynamic loads, such as arcs. A switch-mode dc power supply can offer significant advantages over conventional thyristor-based dc power supplies under such conditions. It can quickly turn off the supply to extinguish the arc, and it can quickly recover after the arc. It has a relatively small output filter capacitance, which results in small stored energy available to the arc. A 400-kW, 50-kV switch-mode dc power supply for an electron-beam gun that exploits these advantages was designed and tested. It uses four 100-kW, current-source-type dc-dc converters with inputs in parallel and outputs in series. The dc-dc converters operate at 20 kHz in the voltage regulator part and 10 kHz in the inverter, transformer, and output rectifier part of the circuit. Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) are used as the power switches. Special techniques are used to protect the power supply and load against arcs and hard shorts. The power supply has an efficiency of 93%, an output voltage ripple of 1%, and fast dynamic response. In addition, it is nearly one-third the size of conventional power supplies.

Shimer, D.W.; Lange, A.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Bombay, J.N. [Kaiser Engineers, Oakland, CA (United States)

1994-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

89

A compact high voltage pulse generator  

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A compact, easily transportable, pulse generator has been developed for a variety of applications that require a pulse duration in the range of 1 {mu} sec., voltages from 150 to 300 KV and current levels from 2,000 to 3,000 amps. The generator has a simple cylindrical configuration and modular construction to facilitate assembly and service. The generator may be operated single-pulse or repetitively at pulse repetition rates to 50 Hz in a burst mode.

Rohwein, G.J.; Babcock, S.R.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Living and Working Safely Around High-Voltage Power Lines.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage transmission lines can be just as safe as the electrical wiring in the homes--or just as dangerous. The crucial factor is ourselves: they must learn to behave safely around them. This booklet is a basic safety guide for those who live and work around power lines. It deals primarily with nuisance shocks due to induced voltages, and with potential electric shock hazards from contact with high-voltage lines. References on possible long-term biological effects of transmission lines are shown. In preparing this booklet, the Bonneville Power Administration has drawn on more than 50 years of experience with high-voltage transmission. BPA operates one of the world`s largest networks of long-distance, high-voltage lines. This system has more than 400 substations and about 15,000 miles of transmission lines, almost 4,400 miles of which are operated at 500,000 volts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters.  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the design and use of low-temperature (850 C to 950 C) co-fired ceramic (LTCC) planar magnetic flyback transformers for applications that require conversion of a low voltage to high voltage (> 100V) with significant volumetric constraints. Measured performance and modeling results for multiple designs showed that the LTCC flyback transformer design and construction imposes serious limitations on the achievable coupling and significantly impacts the transformer performance and output voltage. This paper discusses the impact of various design factors that can provide improved performance by increasing transformer coupling and output voltage. The experiments performed on prototype units demonstrated LTCC transformer designs capable of greater than 2 kV output. Finally, the work investigated the effect of the LTCC microstructure on transformer insulation. Although this paper focuses on generating voltages in the kV range, the experimental characterization and discussion presented in this work applies to designs requiring lower voltage.

Schofield, Daryl (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M.; Glass, Sarah Jill; Roesler, Alexander William; Ewsuk, Kevin Gregory; Slama, George (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Abel, Dave (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD)

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

High-voltage air-core pulse transformers  

SciTech Connect

General types of air core pulse transformers designed for high voltage pulse generation and energy transfer applications are discussed with special emphasis on pulse charging systems which operate up to the multi-megavolt range. The design, operation, dielectric materials, and performance are described. It is concluded that high voltage air core pulse transformers are best suited to applications outside the normal ranges of conventional magnetic core transformers. In general these include charge transfer at high power levels and fast pulse generation with comparatively low energy. When properly designed and constructed, they are capable of delivering high energy transfer efficiency and have demonstrated superior high voltage endurance. The principal disadvantage of high voltage air core transformers is that they are not generally available from commercial sources. Consequently, the potential user must become thoroughly familiar with all aspects of design, fabrication and system application before he can produce a high performance transformer system. (LCL)

Rohwein, G. J.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Solid-State Transfer Switch Technology and Application Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Static transfer switches are used to switch between multiple voltage sources. Most legacy transfer switches typically use electromechanical devices, and some use thyristors. The advent of advanced high-voltage power semiconductors has allowed the realization of solid-state transfer switches (SSTS) that can seamlessly transfer between switches to provide high-quality uninterrupted power. Although a few legacy applications have been reported, SSTS could have an important role to play in alternating-current...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

94

Optical control system for high-voltage terminals  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical control system for the control of devices in the terminal of an electrostatic accelerator includes a laser that is modulated by a series of preselected codes produced by an encoder. A photodiode receiver is placed in the laser beam at the high-voltage terminal of an electrostatic accelerator. A decoder connected to the photodiode decodes the signals to provide control impulses for a plurality of devices at the high voltage of the terminal.

Bicek, John J. (Tinley Park, IL)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

FERROELECTRIC SWITCH FOR A HIGH-POWER Ka-BAND ACTIVE PULSE COMPRESSOR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results are presented for design of a high-power microwave switch for operation at 34.3 GHz, intended for use in an active RF pulse compressor. The active element in the switch is a ring of ferroelectric material, whose dielectric constant can be rapidly changed by application of a high-voltage pulse. As envisioned, two of these switches would be built into a pair of delay lines, as in SLED-II at SLAC, so as to allow 30-MW ?s-length Ka-band pulses to be compressed in time by a factor-of-9 and multiplied in amplitude to generate 200 MW peak power pulses. Such high-power pulses could be used for testing and evaluation of high-gradient mm-wave accelerator structures, for example. Evaluation of the switch design was carried out with an X-band (11.43 GHz) prototype, built to incorporate all the features required for the Ka-band version.

Hirshfield, Jay L. [Omega-P, Inc.

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

96

Lipon Coatings for High Voltage and High Temperature Li-Ion ...  

use of high-capacity and high-voltage cathode materials, but charging to voltages approaching 4.5-5V invariably causes rapid loss of capacity with cycling.

97

Development of a high-explosive driven crowbar switch  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A compact explosively-driven, metal-to-metal contact, solid dielectric switch was developed for use as a low-resistance, <10- mu OMEGA , low- inductance, < 10-nH, crowbar switch. A l00-milligram high-explosive charge is used to extrude a 0.090-in. plate through 0.040-in. polyethylene and achieve a hard current contact with a 0.625-in.-diameter die plate. The closure time, from the signal, which initiates the charge, to beginning of current rise in the switch, is 11.0 mu sec plus or minus 0.3 mu sec. In crowbar application the switch has carried 180 to 330 kA, which decays with a 1/e time of approximately 1.2 msec. (auth)

Dike, R.S.; Kewish, R.W. Jr.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Available Technologies: High Voltage Compatible, Fully ...  

APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Small pixel, scientific CCDs where good point spread function (PSF) is required; High quantum efficiency direct detection ...

99

Design & Fabrication of a High-Voltage Photovoltaic Cell  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells are alternative energy sources that are important in sustainable power generation. Currently, applications of PV cells are limited by the low output voltage and somewhat low efficiency of such devices. In light of this fact, this project investigates the possibility of fabricating high-voltage PV cells on float-zone silicon wafers having output voltages ranging from 50 V to 2000 V. Three designs with different geometries of diffusion layers were simulated and compared in terms of metal coverage, recombination, built-in potential, and conduction current density. One design was then chosen and optimized to be implemented in the final device design. The results of the simulation serve as a feasibility test for the design concept and provide supportive evidence of the effectiveness of silicon PV cells as high-voltage power supplies.

Felder, Jennifer; /North Carolina State U. /SLAC

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

100

Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters: Part II.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is a continuation of the work presented in SAND2007-2591 'Planar LTCC Transformers for High Voltage Flyback Converters'. The designs in that SAND report were all based on a ferrite tape/dielectric paste system originally developed by NASCENTechnoloy, Inc, who collaborated in the design and manufacturing of the planar LTCC flyback converters. The output/volume requirements were targeted to DoD application for hard target/mini fuzing at around 1500 V for reasonable primary peak currents. High voltages could be obtained but with considerable higher current. Work had begun on higher voltage systems and is where this report begins. Limits in material properties and processing capabilities show that the state-of-the-art has limited our practical output voltage from such a small part volume. In other words, the technology is currently limited within the allowable funding and interest.

Schofield, Daryl (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M., Ph.D.; Slama, George (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD); Abel, David (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD)

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

High voltage series connected tandem junction solar battery  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage series connected tandem junction solar battery which comprises a plurality of strips of tandem junction solar cells of hydrogenated amorphous silicon having one optical path and electrically interconnected by a tunnel junction. The layers of hydrogenated amorphous silicon, arranged in a tandem configuration, can have the same bandgap or differing bandgaps. The tandem junction strip solar cells are series connected to produce a solar battery of any desired voltage.

Hanak, Joseph J. (Lawrenceville, NJ)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

The design, construction, and operation of long-distance high-voltage electricity transmission technologies.  

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This report focuses on transmission lines, which operate at voltages of 115 kV and higher. Currently, the highest voltage lines comprising the North American power grid are at 765 kV. The grid is the network of transmission lines that interconnect most large power plants on the North American continent. One transmission line at this high voltage was built near Chicago as part of the interconnection for three large nuclear power plants southwest of the city. Lines at this voltage also serve markets in New York and New England, also very high demand regions. The large power transfers along the West Coast are generally at 230 or 500 kV. Just as there are practical limits to centralization of power production, there are practical limits to increasing line voltage. As voltage increases, the height of the supporting towers, the size of the insulators, the distance between conductors on a tower, and even the width of the right-of-way (ROW) required increase. These design features safely isolate the electric power, which has an increasing tendency to arc to ground as the voltage (or electrical potential) increases. In addition, very high voltages (345 kV and above) are subject to corona losses. These losses are a result of ionization of the atmosphere, and can amount to several megawatts of wasted power. Furthermore, they are a local nuisance to radio transmission and can produce a noticeable hum. Centralized power production has advantages of economies of scale and special resource availability (for instance, hydro resources), but centralized power requires long-distance transfers of power both to reach customers and to provide interconnections for reliability. Long distances are most economically served at high voltages, which require large-scale equipment and impose a substantial footprint on the corridors through which power passes. The most visible components of the transmission system are the conductors that provide paths for the power and the towers that keep these conductors at a safe distance from each other and from the ground and the natural and built environment. Common elements that are generally less visible (or at least more easily overlooked) include the maintained ROW along the path of the towers, access roads needed for maintenance, and staging areas used for initial construction that may be restored after construction is complete. Also visible but less common elements along the corridor may include switching stations or substations, where lines of similar or different voltages meet to transfer power.

Molburg, J. C.; Kavicky, J. A.; Picel, K. C.

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

103

A high average power electro-optic switch using KTP  

SciTech Connect

High damage threshold, high thermal conductivity, and small thermo-optic coefficients make KTiOPO{sub 4} (KTP) an attractive material for use in a high average power Q-switch. However, electro-chromic damage and refractive index homogeneity have prevented the utilization of KTP in such a device in the past. This work shows that electro-chromic damage is effectively suppressed using capacitive coupling, and a KTP crystal can be Q-switched for 1.5 {times} 10{sup 9} shots without any detectable electro-chromic damage. In addition, KTP with the high uniformity and large aperture size needed for a KTP electro-optic Q-switch can be obtained from flux crystals grown at constant temperature. A thermally compensated, dual crystal KTP Q-switch, which successfully produced 50 mJ pulses with a pulse width of 8 ns (FWHM), has been constructed. In addition, in off-line testing the Q-switch showed less than 7% depolarization at an average power loading of 3.2 kW/cm{sup 2}.

Ebbers, C.A.; Cook, W.M.; Velsko, S.P.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Gaseous insulators for high voltage electrical equipment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Gaseous insulators comprise compounds having high attachment cross sections for electrons having energies in the 0-1.3 electron volt range. Multi-component gaseous insulators comprise compounds and mixtures having overall high electron attachment cross sections in the 0-1.3 electron volt range and moderating gases having high cross sections for inelastic interactions with electrons of energies 1-4 electron volts. Suitable electron attachment components include hexafluorobutyne, perfluorobutene-2, perfluorocyclobutane, perfluorodimethylcyclobutane, perfluorocyclohexene, perfluoromethylcyclohexane, hexafluorobutadiene, perfluoroheptene-1 and hexafluoroazomethane. Suitable moderating gases include N.sub.2, CO, CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2. The gaseous insulating mixture can also contain SF.sub.6, perfluoropropane and perfluorobenzene.

Christophorou, Loucas G. (Oak Ridge, TN); James, David R. (Knoxville, TN); Pace, Marshall O. (Knoxville, TN); Pai, Robert Y. (Concord, TN)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Gaseous insulators for high voltage electrical equipment  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Gaseous insulators comprise compounds having high attachment cross sections for electrons having energies in the 0-1.3 electron volt range. Multi-component gaseous insulators comprise compounds and mixtures having overall high electron attachment cross sections in the 0-1.3 electron volt range and moderating gases having high cross sections for inelastic interactions with electrons of energies 1-4 electron volts. Suitable electron attachment components include hexafluorobutyne, perfluorobutene-2, perfluorocyclobutane, perfluorodimethylcyclobutane, perfluorocyclohexene, perfluoromethylcyclohexane, hexafluorobutadiene, perfluoroheptene-1 and hexafluoroazomethane. Suitable moderating gases include N.sub.2, CO, CO.sub.2 and H.sub.2. The gaseous insulating mixture can also contain SF.sub.6, perfluoropropane and perfluorobenzene.

Christophorou, Loucas G. (Oak Ridge, TN); James, David R. (Knoxville, TN); Pace, Marshall O. (Knoxville, TN); Pai, Robert Y. (Concord, TN)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

A high voltage pulsed power supply for capillary discharge waveguide applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an all solid-state, high voltage pulsed power supply for inducing stable plasma formation (density {approx}10{sup 18} cm{sup -3}) in gas-filled capillary discharge waveguides. The pulser (pulse duration of 1 {mu}s) is based on transistor switching and wound transmission line transformer technology. For a capillary of length 40 mm and diameter 265 {mu}m and gas backing pressure of 100 mbar, a fast voltage pulse risetime of 95 ns initiates breakdown at 13 kV along the capillary. A peak current of {approx}280 A indicates near complete ionization, and the r.m.s. temporal jitter in the current pulse is only 4 ns. Temporally stable plasma formation is crucial for deploying capillary waveguides as plasma channels in laser-plasma interaction experiments, such as the laser wakefield accelerator.

Abuazoum, S.; Wiggins, S. M.; Issac, R. C.; Welsh, G. H.; Vieux, G.; Jaroszynski, D. A. [Department of Physics, Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NG (United Kingdom); Ganciu, M. [Low Temperature Plasma Department, National Institute of Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, 077125, Magurele, Bucharest (Romania)

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

107

Voltage controlled nuclear polarization switching in a single InGaAs quantum dot  

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Sharp threshold-like transitions between two stable nuclear spin polarizations are observed in optically pumped individual InGaAs self-assembled quantum dots embedded in a Schottky diode when the bias applied to the diode is tuned. The abrupt transitions lead to the switching of the Overhauser field in the dot by up to 3 Tesla. The bias-dependent photoluminescence measurements reveal the importance of the electron-tunneling-assisted nuclear spin pumping. We also find evidence for the resonant LO-phonon-mediated electron co-tunneling, the effect controlled by the applied bias and leading to the reduction of the nuclear spin pumping rate.

M. N. Makhonin; J. Skiba-Szymanska; M. S. Skolnick; H. -Y. Liu; M. Hopkinson; A. I. Tartakovskii

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

108

Experiment Hazard Class 13.0 - High Voltage  

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3.0 - High Voltage 3.0 - High Voltage Applicability This hazard classification applies to all experiments involving the use of High Voltage Equipment. Other hazard classifications and their associated hazard controls may also apply to experiments in this hazard class. The inspection of electric equipment is covered under the APS Policy For User Electric Equipment Inspections. NOTE: Unless required Argonne training has been completed, users are not authorized to perform electrical work. Experiment Category All Hazard Class 13 experiments are categorized as medium risk experiments. Experiment Hazard Control Verification Statements Engineered Controls - Determined by review and results of a DEEI inspection of the equipment. Procedural Controls - Determined by review and results of a DEEI

109

Design of a fast-settling OTA for high frequency switched-capacitor applications  

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The ever-growing technology has enabled switched-capacitor (SC) circuits to operate at the MHz frequency range. The equally increasing demand for high speed signal processing using SC technique dictates the need of high performance operational amplifiers (opamps). Low voltage and low poer operation, one of the main industrial trends, however, puts significant challenges to analog circuit designers. In current digital-dominant technology, CMOS devices have become more suitable for digital circuit design; they require lower operation voltage with threshold voltages decreasing relatively sluggish. Designers should still be able to design circuits with the same or better performance then circuits designed for larger power supplies. As more and more building blocks and systems are getting integrated into smaller area, they still must be designed to achieve the needs of portable, lighter and reliable product. In this thesis, characteristics of low voltage and low power SC circuits for high frequency applications are investigated. Several candidates of opamp architecture are compared in light of limitations aforementioned and design issues of selected topology are to be further examined. The proposed solution is designed at transistor level in Hewlett Packard 0.5 []m digital CMOS technology. As a test bench, a SC biquad band pass filter with sampling frequency of up to 120 MHz and center frequency of 20 MHz is designed and fabricated through MOSIS. Test results of fabricated IC's are presented and the validity of this research is accordingly justified.

Park, Jinki

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

PRESENT AND FUTURE TECHNOLOGY OF HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEMS FOR NEUTRAL BEAM INJECTORS  

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the accel voltage reg­ ulation requirement could be relaxedVOLTAGE SWITCHES TUBES SCR ASSEMBLIES CROSSED-FIELD INTERRUPTERS MAGNETIC CORE ARC SNUEBER3 COMPUTERS FOR CONTROL AND DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTSvoltage- regulated (flat-topped) to 1%. If good regulation Is not a prime requirement,

Baker, W.R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

High-Power Microwave Switch Employing Electron Beam Triggering  

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A high-power active microwave pulse compressor is described that modulates the quality factor Q of the energy storage cavity by a new means involving mode conversion controlled by a triggered electron-beam discharge through a switch cavity. The electron beam is emitted from a diamond-coated molybdenum cathode. This report describes the principle of operation, the design of the switch, the configuration used for the test, and the experimental results. The pulse compressor produced output pulses with 140 - Ã?Â?165 MW peak power, power gain of 16 - 20, and pulse duration of 16 - 20 ns at a frequency of 11.43 GHz.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

112

High voltage gas insulated transmission line with continuous particle trapping  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides a novel high voltage gas insulated transmission line utilizing insulating supports spaced at intervals with snap-in means for supporting a continuous trapping apparatus and said trapping apparatus having perforations and cutouts to facilitate trapping of contaminating particles and system flexibility.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Dale, Steinar J. (Monroeville, PA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Current isolating epitaxial buffer layers for high voltage photodiode array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An array of photodiodes in series on a common semi-insulating substrate has a non-conductive buffer layer between the photodiodes and the semi-insulating substrate. The buffer layer reduces current injection leakage between the photodiodes of the array and allows optical energy to be converted to high voltage electrical energy.

Morse, Jeffrey D. (Martinez, CA); Cooper, Gregory A. (Pleasant Hill, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

High voltage bipolar-CMOS structure using porous silicon  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for integrating a silicon-on-insulator device and a bulk bipolar device on a semiconductor body. The invention simultaneously forms the two regions for the silicon-on-insulator device and the bipolar device. The invention enables a high voltage CMOS power device to be located on the same chip as a bipolar logic device enabling smart power devices.

Guilinger, T.R.; Kelly, M.J.; Tsao, S.S.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Control Techniques to Eliminate Voltage Emergencies in High Performance Processors  

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negligible impact on perfor­ mance and energy. With the ITRS roadmap predicting aggres­ sive drops in supply. At present it is difficult to design a high quality, low impedance power supply system, and industry trends in current variability, often re­ ferred to as the dI/dt problem, can cause supply voltage fluc­ tuations

Martonosi, Margaret

116

Control Techniques to Eliminate Voltage Emergencies in High Performance Processors  

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negligible impact on perfor- mance and energy. With the ITRS roadmap predicting aggres- sive drops in supply. At present it is difficult to design a high quality, low impedance power supply system, and industry trends in current variability, often re- ferred to as the dI/dt problem, can cause supply voltage fluc- tuations

Gupta, Rajiv

117

High Voltage Laboratory Testing of Femtosecond Laser Lightning Diversion  

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Lightning strikes cost the electric power industry an estimated 1 billion dollars annually in damage and lost revenue. One possible way of protecting critical and susceptible facilities from lightning strikes is to use lasers to trigger and divert lightning along a predetermined path. This report describes laboratory research on the use of ultrashort UV pulses and near IR pulses to trigger high voltage discharge.

1998-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

118

Multiple crossbar network: A switched high-speed local network  

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The Multiple Crossbar Network (MCN) is a prototype High-Speed Local Network at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It will interconnect supercomputers, network servers and workstations from various commercial vendors. The MCN can also serve as a backbone for message traffic between local area networks. The MCN is a switched local network of switching nodes called Cross-Point Stars (CPs). Hosts and CPs are connected by 800-Mbit/s (100-Mbyte/s) point-to-point ANSI High-Speed Channels. CPs include RISC-based network protocol processors called Crossbar Interfaces and a switching core called the Crossbar Switch. Protocols include physical, data link, intranet, and network access functionality. Various internet and transport protocols are intended to run above the MCN protocol suite. A network management and simple naming service is also included within the Los Alamos Network Architecture. Immediate applications include visualization. The MCN is intended to also serve as a framework for multicomputer applications. 36 refs., 10 figs.

Hoebelheinrich, R.; Thomsen, R.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

New single-switch three-phase high power factor rectifiers using multi-resonant zero current switching  

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Abstract — A new family of single-switch three-phase highpower-factor rectifiers, which have continuous input and output currents, is introduced. By using a multiresonant scheme, the transistor operates with zero-current switching (ZCS), and the diodes operate with zero-voltage switching (ZVS). These multiresonant rectifiers with a single transistor are capable of drawing a higher quality input-current waveform at nearly unity power factor and lower stresses than quasi-resonant rectifiers. Buck-type converters are used for the power stage, and, hence, the output voltage is lower than the input voltage. Moreover, these rectifiers have a wide load range and low stresses on semiconductor devices. From the analysis, normalized characteristics of the rectifier are derived. The design and breadboard implementation of the rectifier delivering 147 V? ™ at 6 kW from a 30 240-V???@vvA input is described. The total harmonic distortion (THD) of the line current is less than 5%, and the system efficiency is about 94% at the full load. Index Terms — Frequency control, multiresonant, power factor correction (PFC), resonant converters, three-phase rectifiers,

Yungtaek Jang; Robert W. Erickson

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

A Single Transistor Three Phase Resonant Switch For High Quality  

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Existing 34, ac-dc low-harmonic rectiifiers are costly and require complex control schemes to minimize input current harmonics. Introduced here are three new classes of low cost 34, ac-dc high power factorllow harmonic controlled rectifiers. These are derived from parent dc-dc convrter topologies containing boost-type inputs, buck-type inputs and qwsi resonant zero-current-switch (ZCS) buck-type inputs. With a single active switch in addition to the diode bridge rectijier, the converters are capable of drawing a high quality input current waveform naturally at nearly unity power factor. Thus a simple 34, ac-dc high paver factor rechifie7 is obtained. Simulation and experimental results are supplied to demonstrate the validity of the concept. 1.

Esam Ismail; Robert W. Erickson

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Active high-power RF switch and pulse compression system  

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A high-power RF switching device employs a semiconductor wafer positioned in the third port of a three-port RF device. A controllable source of directed energy, such as a suitable laser or electron beam, is aimed at the semiconductor material. When the source is turned on, the energy incident on the wafer induces an electron-hole plasma layer on the wafer, changing the wafer's dielectric constant, turning the third port into a termination for incident RF signals, and. causing all incident RF signals to be reflected from the surface of the wafer. The propagation constant of RF signals through port 3, therefore, can be changed by controlling the beam. By making the RF coupling to the third port as small as necessary, one can reduce the peak electric field on the unexcited silicon surface for any level of input power from port 1, thereby reducing risk of damaging the wafer by RF with high peak power. The switch is useful to the construction of an improved pulse compression system to boost the peak power of microwave tubes driving linear accelerators. In this application, the high-power RF switch is placed at the coupling iris between the charging waveguide and the resonant storage line of a pulse compression system. This optically controlled high power RF pulse compression system can handle hundreds of Megawatts of power at X-band.

Tantawi, Sami G. (San Mateo, CA); Ruth, Ronald D. (Woodside, CA); Zolotorev, Max (Mountain View, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

High-voltage technology for the LASL implosion-heating experiment  

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The implosion-heating power supply uses four 125-kV generators in series. Each generator consists of a fast 125-kV pulse-forming network made up of capacitors attached to a 1m-wide parallel-plate transmission line which is fed through multiple cables from a 2.5- mu F, 0.5- mu H Marx bank charged to 180 kV. To simplify construction it was decided to do without oil or water for high- voltage insulation and grading. The developments described here are: (1) a low- inductance connection between the 125-kV capacitors and the parallel-plate transmission line using an elastomer gasket capable of holding 200 kV; (2) edge flashover prevention by ballooning'' the sheet insulation, by which a 10-cm edge extension of insulation is capable of withstanding a 200-kV pulse for several microseconds; (3) using the edge flashover for over-voltage prevention; (4) grading of voltage along insulators with conducting plastic sheets to prevent flashover at the load switches and cable connections; and (51 capacitively graded insulating supports for the Marx banks. (auth)

Hammel, J.E.; Henins, I.; Marshall, J.; Sherwood, A.R.

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breakers have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may misoperate or fail, possibly resulting in equipment damage or an outageboth expensive consequences. To help utilities prevent such undesirable events, this field gu...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

124

Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breakers have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may misoperate or fail, possibly resulting in equipment damage or an outage—both expensive consequences. To help ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

125

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Reference Book  

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The EPRI High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Reference Book is a state-of-the-art guidebook that provides transmission companies with a comprehensive, single source of technical information and guidance for designing, building, operating, and extending the life of HVDC transmission systems. The book joins the landmark series of EPRI power delivery reference books. These comprehensive guidebooks—each printed with a distinctive colored cover—document and distill the ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

126

Field Guide: High-Voltage Circuit Breaker Compressors – 2013 Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breaker mechanisms have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may mis-operate or fail. A circuit breaker mis-operation may cause equipment damage and outages—both ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

127

Advanced Voltage Control Strategies for High Penetration of Distributed Generation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research addresses advanced voltage control strategies for inverter-connected distributed generation. The emphasis is on photovoltaic (PV) generation, and results also apply to distributed wind, fuel cells, micro-turbines, and battery systems that are connected to the grid through an inverter. In related work, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) identified a set of high-priority functions for distributed generation. These included reactive power control such as intelligent and autonomous vo...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

128

High-Voltage Direct Current Line Conductor Optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Overhead transmission lines are designed to last for 40 years. Many ac lines in service today in North America are 70 or more years old. This survival rate is a result of conservative utility design practices and detailed product specifications. This reliability record has occurred despite a wide range of conductor types and sizes. In the present transmission system, there are far fewer high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines, but those that have been designed and built have been similarly successful in...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

129

Anisotropic high temperature superconductors as variable resistors and switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several anisotropic high temperature superconductors show critical current densities which are strongly dependent on the direction of an applied external magnetic field. The resistance of a sample can change by several orders of magnitude by applying a magnetic field. The potential for using the field dependent variable resistor or switch for applications in power systems is evaluated. Test results with small samples are presented. The requirements for large scale applications are outlined. The magnetic field triggering requirement, the frequency response of the device, use in 60 Hz ac circuits and heat transfer consideration are investigated. Several application examples are discussed. Use of variable resistor as a fault current limiter, as a switching element in rectifier circuitry and as an improved dump resistor for a superconducting magnet is presented.

Boenig, H.J.; Daugherty, M.A.; Fleshler, S.; Maley, M.P.; Mueller, F.M.; Prenger, F.C.; Coulter, J.Y.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Fiber optic current monitor for high-voltage applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A current monitor which derives its power from the conductor being measured for bidirectionally measuring the magnitude of current (from DC to above 50 khz) flowing through a conductor across which a relatively high level DC voltage is applied, includes a pair of identical transmitter modules connected in opposite polarity to one another in series with the conductor being monitored, for producing from one module a first light signal having an intensity directly proportional to the magnitude of current flowing in one direction through the conductor during one period of time, and from the other module a second light signal having an intensity directly proportional to the magnitude of current flowing in the opposite direction through the conductor during another period of time, and a receiver located in a safe area remote from the high voltage area for receiving the first and second light signals, and converting the same to first and second voltage signals having levels indicative of the magnitude of current being measured at a given time. 6 figs.

Renda, G.F.

1992-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

131

High voltage design structure for high temperature superconducting device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

In accordance with the present invention, modular corona shields are employed in a HTS device to reduce the electric field surrounding the HTS device. In a exemplary embodiment a fault current limiter module in the insulation region of a cryogenic cooling system has at least one fault current limiter set which employs a first corona shield disposed along the top portion of the fault current limiter set and is electrically coupled to the fault current limiter set. A second corona shield is disposed along the bottom portion of the fault current limiter set and is electrically coupled to the fault current limiter set. An insulation barrier is disposed within the insulation region along at least one side of the fault current limiter set. The first corona shield and the second corona shield act together to reduce the electric field surrounding the fault limiter set when voltage is applied to the fault limiter set.

Tekletsadik, Kasegn D. (Rexford, NY)

2008-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

132

Distribution System Voltage Performance Analysis for High-Penetration Photovoltaics  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report examines the performance of commonly used distribution voltage regulation methods under reverse power flow.

Liu, E.; Bebic, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

High Power, High Voltage FETs in Linear Applications: A User's Perspective  

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The specifications of the current crop of highpower, high-voltage field-effect transistors (FETs) can lure a designer into employing them in high-voltage DC equipment. Devices with extremely low on-resistance and very high power ratings are available from several manufacturers. However, our experience shows that high-voltage, linear operation of these devices at near-continuous duty can present difficult reliability challenges at stress levels well-below their published specifications. This paper chronicles the design evolution of a 600 volt, 8 ampere shunt regulator for use with megawatt-class radio transmitters, and presents a final design that has met its reliability criteria.

N. Greenough, E. Fredd, S. DePasquale

2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

134

Curing system for high voltage cross linked cables  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention makes extruded, vulcanized, high voltage cables insulated with thermosetting compounds at much higher rates of production and with superior insulation of reduced thickness and with reduced cavities or voids in the insulation. As the cable comes from an extruder, it passes into a curing chamber with a heat booster that quickly raises the insulation to a temperature at which it is cured much more quickly than with steam heating of the prior art. A high temperature liquid in contact with the insulation maintains the high temperature; and because of the greater curing heat, the cable can travel through the curing chamber at a faster rate and into a cooling tube where it contacts with a cooling liquid under high pressure. The insulation compound is treated to reduce the size of cavities; and the high pressure maintained by the curing and cooling mediums prevent expansion of cavities before the insulation is set.

Bahder, George (Edison, NJ); Katz, Carlos (Edison, NJ); Bopp, Louis A. (Fair Haven, NJ)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Phase-Field Simulations of a Simple Voltage-Controlled Magnetic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The voltage-induced magnetization and/or magnetic domain switching dynamics in ... Our results offer a promising new way towards future high-performance ...

136

Triple-Voltage DC-DC Converter - Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Overall Project Objective ... –Saving in the switch and gate drive component count increases ... power transfer between the low-voltage buses and the high

137

Induction of nuclear fission by high-voltage application  

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In nuclear power generation, fissile materials are mainly used. For example, $U^{235}$ is fissile and therefore quite essential for use of nuclear energy. However, the material $U^{235}$ has very small natural abundance less than 1 %. We should seek possibility of utilizing fissionable materials such as $U^{238}$ because natural abundance of such fissionable materials is generally much larger than fissile ones. In this paper, we show that thermal neutrons with vanishing kinetic energy can induce nuclear fission when high voltage is applied to fissionable materials. To obtain this result, we use the liquid-drop model for nuclei. Finally, we propose how fissionable materials can be utilized.

Hirokazu Maruyama

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

138

Self-monitoring high voltage transmission line suspension insulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage transmission line suspension insulator (18 or 22) which monitors its own dielectric integrity. A dielectric rod (10) has one larger diameter end fitting attachable to a transmission line and another larger diameter end fitting attachable to a support tower. The rod is enclosed in a dielectric tube (14) which is hermetically sealed to the rod's end fittings such that a liquidtight space (20) is formed between the rod and the tube. A pressurized dielectric liquid is placed within that space. A discoloring dye placed within this space is used to detect the loss of the pressurized liquid.

Stemler, Gary E. (Vancouver, WA); Scott, Donald N. (Vancouver, WA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Worldwide reliability surveys of high voltage circuit breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article reports on the results of two CIGRE 13.06 Working Group worldwide surveys of the reliability of high voltage circuit breakers, 63 kV and above. The first inquiry included 78,000 breaker-years of ``in service data`` from 102 utilities in 22 countries during the years 1974--1977 and included all interrupting technologies. The second inquiry included 70,708 breaker-years from 132 utilities in 22 countries for the years 1988--1991 and only included single-pressure SF6 breakers, because this is what most utilities are now buying. Thirty-one US utilities submitted data.

Heising, C.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

High-Voltage Power Supply System for Laser Isotope Separation  

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This report presents several concepts for Laser High-Voltage Power Supply (HVPS) Systems for a Laser Isotope Separation facility. Selection of equipments and their arrangement into operational systems is based on proven designs and on application concepts now being developed. This report has identified a number of alternative system arrangements and has provided preliminary cost estimates for each. The report includes a recommendation for follow-on studies that will further define the optimum Laser HVPS Systems. Brief descriptions are given of Modulator/Regulator circuit trade-offs, system control interfaces, and their impact on costs.

Ketaily, E.C.; Buckner, R.P.; Uhrik, R.L.

1979-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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141

High Voltage Direct Current Live Line and Insulator Testing  

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This report has two main parts. The focus of the first part is on live work in overhead high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines operating above 100 kV dc. It does not address issues related to lines for electric transport that typically operate below 60 kV dc worldwide. In addition, this first part of the report is not a detailed treatise on live work but, rather, addresses the main issues related to dc live work. More detailed information on the general topic of live work can be found in the references...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

142

Improved current saturation and shifted switching threshold voltage in In2O3 nanowire based, fully transparent NMOS inverters via femtosecond laser annealing  

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Transistors based on various types of non-silicon nanowires have shown great potential for a variety of applications, especially for those require transparency and low-temperature substrates. However, critical requirements for circuit functionality such as saturated source-drain current, and matched threshold voltages of individual nanowire transistors in a way that is compatible with low temperature substrates, have not been achieved. Here we show that femtosecond laser pulses can anneal individual transistors based on In2O3 nanowires, improve the saturation of the source-drain current, and permanently shift the threshold voltage to the positive direction. We applied this technique and successfully shifted the switching threshold voltages of NMOS based inverters and improved their noise margin, in both depletion and enhancement modes. Our demonstration provides a method to trim the parameters of individual nanowire transistors, and suggests potential for large-scale integration of nanowire-based circuit bloc...

Lee, Chunghun; Srisungsitthisunti, Pornsak; Kim, Seongmin; Zhou, Chongwu; Janes, David B; Xu, Xianfan; Roy, Kaushik; Ju, Sanghyun; Qi, Minghao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

An accurate continuous calibration system for high voltage current transformer  

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A continuous calibration system for high voltage current transformers is presented in this paper. The sensor of this system is based on a kind of electronic instrument current transformer, which is a clamp-shape air core coil. This system uses an optical fiber transmission system for its signal transmission and power supply. Finally the digital integrator and fourth-order convolution window algorithm as error calculation methods are realized by the virtual instrument with a personal computer. It is found that this system can calibrate a high voltage current transformer while energized, which means avoiding a long calibrating period in the power system and the loss of power metering expense. At the same time, it has a wide dynamic range and frequency band, and it can achieve a high accuracy measurement in a complex electromagnetic field environment. The experimental results and the on-site operation results presented in the last part of the paper, prove that it can reach the 0.05 accuracy class and is easy to operate on site.

Tong Yue; Li Binhong [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, Hubei Province (China)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

144

RF-MEMS capacitive switches with high reliability  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A reliable long life RF-MEMS capacitive switch is provided with a dielectric layer comprising a "fast discharge diamond dielectric layer" and enabling rapid switch recovery, dielectric layer charging and discharging that is efficient and effective to enable RF-MEMS switch operation to greater than or equal to 100 billion cycles.

Goldsmith, Charles L.; Auciello, Orlando H.; Carlisle, John A.; Sampath, Suresh; Sumant, Anirudha V.; Carpick, Robert W.; Hwang, James; Mancini, Derrick C.; Gudeman, Chris

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

145

Future High Voltage Silicon Carbide Power Devices Future ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... PFC) in Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) • Anti-Parallel rectifier in Motor Control • Boost Converter and Inverter Section for solar conversion ...

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

146

Dubal Cell Voltage Drop Initiatives towards Low Energy High ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

About this Abstract. Meeting, 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Symposium , Aluminum Reduction Technology. Presentation Title, DUBAL CELL VOLTAGE ...

147

High-voltage atmospheric breakdown across intervening rutile dielectrics.  

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This report documents work conducted in FY13 on electrical discharge experiments performed to develop predictive computational models of the fundamental processes of surface breakdown in the vicinity of high-permittivity material interfaces. Further, experiments were conducted to determine if free carrier electrons could be excited into the conduction band thus lowering the effective breakdown voltage when UV photons (4.66 eV) from a high energy pulsed laser were incident on the rutile sample. This report documents the numerical approach, the experimental setup, and summarizes the data and simulations. Lastly, it describes the path forward and challenges that must be overcome in order to improve future experiments for characterizing the breakdown behavior for rutile.

Williamson, Kenneth Martin; Simpson, Sean; Coats, Rebecca Sue; Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Hjalmarson, Harold Paul; Pasik, Michael Francis

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

A high-voltage low-power DC-DC buck regulator for automotive applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work presents a High-Voltage Low-Power CMOS DC-DC buck regulator for automotive applications. The overall system, including the high and low voltage analog devices, the power MOS and the low voltage digital devices, was realized in the Austriamicrosystems ... Keywords: DC-DC regulator, buck converter, current control, low quiscent current, pulse frequency modulation

G. Pasetti; L. Fanucci; R. Serventi

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

CMOS flash analog-to-digital converter for high speed and low voltage applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A CMOS flash analog-to-digital converter (ADC) designed for high speed and low voltage is presented. Using the Threshold Inverter Quantization (TIQ) comparator technique, a flash ADC can be applied to low supply voltage. A fat tree encoder that has signal ... Keywords: TIQ comparator, analog-to-digital converter, fat tree encoder, flash ADC, high speed, low voltage

Jincheol Yoo; Kyusun Choi; Jahan Ghaznavi

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Monolithic high voltage nonlinear transmission line fabrication process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for fabricating sequential inductors and varistor diodes of a monolithic, high voltage, nonlinear, transmission line in GaAs is disclosed. An epitaxially grown laminate is produced by applying a low doped active n-type GaAs layer to an n-plus type GaAs substrate. A heavily doped p-type GaAs layer is applied to the active n-type layer and a heavily doped n-type GaAs layer is applied to the p-type layer. Ohmic contacts are applied to the heavily doped n-type layer where diodes are desired. Multiple layers are then either etched away or Oxygen ion implanted to isolate individual varistor diodes. An insulator is applied between the diodes and a conductive/inductive layer is thereafter applied on top of the insulator layer to complete the process. 6 figs.

Cooper, G.A.

1994-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

151

Monolithic high voltage nonlinear transmission line fabrication process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for fabricating sequential inductors and varactor diodes of a monolithic, high voltage, nonlinear, transmission line in GaAs is disclosed. An epitaxially grown laminate is produced by applying a low doped active n-type GaAs layer to an n-plus type GaAs substrate. A heavily doped p-type GaAs layer is applied to the active n-type layer and a heavily doped n-type GaAs layer is applied to the p-type layer. Ohmic contacts are applied to the heavily doped n-type layer where diodes are desired. Multiple layers are then either etched away or Oxygen ion implanted to isolate individual varactor diodes. An insulator is applied between the diodes and a conductive/inductive layer is thereafter applied on top of the insulator layer to complete the process.

Cooper, Gregory A. (346 Primrose Dr., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Voltage spike detection in high field superconducting accelerator magnets  

SciTech Connect

A measurement system for the detection of small magnetic flux changes in superconducting magnets, which are due to either mechanical motion of the conductor or flux jump, has been developed at Fermilab. These flux changes are detected as small amplitude, short duration voltage spikes, which are {approx}15mV in magnitude and lasts for {approx}30 {micro}sec. The detection system combines an analog circuit for the signal conditioning of two coil segments and a fast data acquisition system for digitizing the results, performing threshold detection, and storing the resultant data. The design of the spike detection system along with the modeling results and noise analysis will be presented. Data from tests of high field Nb{sub 3}Sn magnets at currents up to {approx}20KA will also be shown.

Orris, D.F.; Carcagno, R.; Feher, S.; Makulski, A.; Pischalnikov, Y.M.; /Fermilab

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Wide Bandgap Extrinsic Photoconductive Switches  

SciTech Connect

Photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS) have been investigated since the late 1970s. Some devices have been developed that withstand tens of kilovolts and others that switch hundreds of amperes. However, no single device has been developed that can reliably withstand both high voltage and switch high current. Yet, photoconductive switches still hold the promise of reliable high voltage and high current operation with subnanosecond risetimes. Particularly since good quality, bulk, single crystal, wide bandgap semiconductor materials have recently become available. In this chapter we will review the basic operation of PCSS devices, status of PCSS devices and properties of the wide bandgap semiconductors 4H-SiC, 6H-SiC and 2H-GaN.

Sullivan, J S

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

154

High gain photoconductive semiconductor switch having tailored doping profile zones  

SciTech Connect

A photoconductive semiconductor switch with tailored doping profile zones beneath and extending laterally from the electrical contacts to the device. The zones are of sufficient depth and lateral extent to isolate the contacts from damage caused by the high current filaments that are created in the device when it is turned on. The zones may be formed by etching depressions into the substrate, then conducting epitaxial regrowth in the depressions with material of the desired doping profile. They may be formed by surface epitaxy. They may also be formed by deep diffusion processes. The zones act to reduce the energy density at the contacts by suppressing collective impact ionization and formation of filaments near the contact and by reducing current intensity at the contact through enhanced current spreading within the zones.

Baca, Albert G. (Albuquerque, NM); Loubriel, Guillermo M. (Albuquerque, NM); Mar, Alan (Albuquerque, NM); Zutavern, Fred J (Albuquerque, NM); Hjalmarson, Harold P. (Albuquerque, NM); Allerman, Andrew A. (Albuquerque, NM); Zipperian, Thomas E. (Edgewood, NM); O' Malley, Martin W. (Edgewood, NM); Helgeson, Wesley D. (Albuquerque, NM); Denison, Gary J. (Sandia Park, NM); Brown, Darwin J. (Albuquerque, NM); Sullivan, Charles T. (Albuquerque, NM); Hou, Hong Q. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Voltage controlled current source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seven decade, voltage controlled current source is described for use in testing intermediate range nuclear instruments that covers the entire test current range of from 10 picoamperes to 100 microamperes. High accuracy is obtained throughout the entire seven decades of output current with circuitry that includes a coordinated switching scheme responsive to the input signal from a hybrid computer to control the input voltage to an antilog amplifier, and to selectively connect a resistance to the antilog amplifier output to provide a continuous output current source as a function of a preset range of input voltage. An operator controlled switch provides current adjustment for operation in either a real-time simulation test mode or a time response test mode.

Casne, Gregory M. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

High-voltage supply for neutron tubes in well-logging applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage supply is provided for a neutron tube used in well logging. The biased pulse supply of the invention combines DC and full pulse techniques and produces a target voltage comprising a substantial negative DC bias component on which is superimposed a pulse whose negative peak provides the desired negative voltage level for the neutron tube. The target voltage is preferably generated using voltage doubling techniques and employing a voltage source which generates bipolar pulse pairs having an amplitude corresponding to the DC bias level.

Humphreys, D.R.

1982-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

Switching power pulse system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A switching system for delivering pulses of power from a source to a load using a storage capacitor charged through a rectifier, and maintained charged to a reference voltage level by a transistor switch and voltage comparator. A thyristor is triggered to discharge the storage capacitor through a saturable reactor and fractional turn saturable transformer having a secondary to primary turn ratio N of n:l/n = n[sup 2]. The saturable reactor functions as a soaker'' while the thyristor reaches saturation, and then switches to a low impedance state. The saturable transformer functions as a switching transformer with high impedance while a load coupling capacitor charges, and then switches to a low impedance state to dump the charge of the storage capacitor into the load through the coupling capacitor. The transformer is comprised of a multilayer core having two secondary windings tightly wound and connected in parallel to add their output voltage and reduce output inductance, and a number of single turn windings connected in parallel at nodes for the primary winding, each single turn winding linking a different one of the layers of the multilayer core. The load may be comprised of a resistive beampipe for a linear particle accelerator and capacitance of a pulse forming network. To hold off discharge of the capacitance until it is fully charged, a saturable core is provided around the resistive beampipe to isolate the beampipe from the capacitance until it is fully charged. 5 figs.

Aaland, K.

1983-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

158

High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A relatively small and compact high voltage, high current power supply for a laser utilizes a plurality of modules containing series resonant half bridge inverters. A pair of reverse conducting thyristors are incorporated in each series resonant inverter module such that the series resonant inverter modules are sequentially activated in phases 360.degree./n apart, where n=number of modules for n>2. Selective activation of the modules allows precise output control reducing ripple and improving efficiency. Each series resonant half bridge inverter module includes a transformer which has a cooling manifold for actively circulating a coolant such as water, to cool the transformer core as well as selected circuit elements. Conductors connecting and forming various circuit components comprise hollow, electrically conductive tubes such as copper. Coolant circulates through the tubes to remove heat. The conductive tubes act as electrically conductive lines for connecting various components of the power supply. Where it is desired to make electrical isolation breaks, tubes comprised of insulating material such as nylon are used to provide insulation and continue the fluid circuit.

Dreifuerst, Gary R. (Livermore, CA); Merritt, Bernard T. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

High voltage power supply with modular series resonant inverters  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A relatively small and compact high voltage, high current power supply for a laser utilizes a plurality of modules containing series resonant half bridge inverters. A pair of reverse conducting thyristors are incorporated in each series resonant inverter module such that the series resonant inverter modules are sequentially activated in phases 360{degree}/n apart, where n=number of modules for n>2. Selective activation of the modules allows precise output control reducing ripple and improving efficiency. Each series resonant half bridge inverter module includes a transformer which has a cooling manifold for actively circulating a coolant such as water, to cool the transformer core as well as selected circuit elements. Conductors connecting and forming various circuit components comprise hollow, electrically conductive tubes such as copper. Coolant circulates through the tubes to remove heat. The conductive tubes act as electrically conductive lines for connecting various components of the power supply. Where it is desired to make electrical isolation breaks, tubes comprised of insulating material such as nylon are used to provide insulation and continue the fluid circuit. 11 figs.

Dreifuerst, G.R.; Merritt, B.T.

1995-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

160

Feasibility Study for the Development of High-Voltage, Low-Current Power Semiconductor Devices: 2003 Strategic Science and Technolog y Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The intelligent universal transformer (IUT) will be an advanced power-electronics replacement for conventional distribution transformers that adds significant new functional capabilities to those available from conventional copper and iron transformers. This report assesses the state of the art and development options for obtaining high-voltage, low-current power semiconductors (both switches and diodes) needed in the circuit topology being developed for the IUT.

2004-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Cygnus PFL Switch Jitter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources: Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. Each source has the following X-ray output: 1-mm diameter spot size, 4 rads at 1 m, 50-ns full-widthhalf-maximum. The diode pulse has the following electrical specifications: 2.25 MV, 60 kA, 60 ns. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images on subcritical tests performed at NTS. Subcritical tests are single-shot, high-value events. For this application, it is desirable to maintain a high level of reproducibility in source output. The major components of the Cygnus machines are Marx generator, water-filled pulse forming line (PFL), water-filled coaxial transmission line, threecell inductive voltage adder, and rod-pinch diode. A primary source of fluctuation in Cygnus shot-to-shot performance may be jitter in breakdown of the main PFL switch, which is a “self-break” switch. The PFL switch breakdown time determines the peak PFL charging voltage, which ultimately affects the source X-ray spectrum and dose. Therefore, PFL switch jitter may contribute to shot-to-shot variation in these parameters, which are crucial to radiographic quality. In this paper we will present PFL switch jitter analysis for both Cygnus machines and present the correlation with dose. For this analysis, the PFL switch on each machine was maintained at a single gap setting, which has been used for the majority of shots at NTS. In addition the PFL switch performance for one larger switch gap setting will be examined.

C. Mitton, G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, et al.

2007-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

162

Cygnus Water Switch Jitter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two identical radiographic sources - Cygnus 1 and Cygnus 2. Each source has the following x-ray output: 1-mm diameter spot size, 4 rad at 1 m, 50-ns Full Width Half Max. The diode pulse has the following electrical specifications: 2.25 MV, 60 kA, 60 ns. This Radiographic Facility is located in an underground tunnel test area at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The sources were developed to produce high-resolution images on subcritical tests which are performed at NTS. Subcritical tests are single-shot, high-value events. For this application, it is desirable to maintain a high level of reproducibility in source output. The major components of the Cygnus machines are: Marx generator, water-filled pulse–forming line (PFL), water-filled coaxial transmission line, three-cell inductive voltage adder, and rod-pinch diode. A primary source of fluctuation in Cygnus shot-to-shot performance is jitter in breakdown of the main PFL switch, which is a “self-break” switch. The PFL switch breakdown time determines the peak PFL charging voltage, which ultimately affects the diode pulse. Therefore, PFL switch jitter contributes to shot-to-shot variation in source endpoint energy and dose. In this paper we will present PFL switch jitter analysis for both Cygnus machines and give the correlation with diode performance. For this analysis the PFL switch on each machine was maintained at a single gap setting which has been used for the majority of shots at NTS. In addition to this analysis, PFL switch performance for different switch gap settings taken recently will be examined. Lastly, implications of source jitter for radiographic diagnosis of subcritical shots will be discussed.

Charles V. Mitton, George D. Corrow, Mark D. Hansen, David J. Henderson, et al.

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Storage for Power Flow Management and Voltage Control on an 11kV UK Distribution Network", 20th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, June 2009. S1 S2 C1 C2...

164

High power impulse magnetron sputtering: Current-voltage-time ...  

pauses between pulses !typically 20 ms". The nominal volt-age of the pulser was adjustable up to 1000 V. The arc threshold was set to 120 A. If the current exceeded this

165

High efficiency switching-mode amplifiers for wireless communication systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

minimizing the power consumption of the mobile devices is adevice as a switch, the amplifier can minimize the power consumption.devices require higher transmit-and-receive rates, resulting in greater power consumption

Hung, Tsai-Pi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Theory and practice of dynamic voltage/frequency scaling in the high performance computing environment.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? This dissertation provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Dynamic Voltage/Frequency Scaling (DVFS) in the High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. We… (more)

Rountree, Barry Louis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Theory and Practice of Dynamic Voltage/Frequency Scaling in the High Performance Computing Environment .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of Dynamic Voltage/Frequency Scaling (DVFS) in the High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. We summarize… (more)

Rountree, Barry

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) From Extra-High- Voltage (EHV) Transmission Lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The subject of radio-frequency interference (RFI) generated by high-voltage transmission lines has long been of both academic and commercial interest because of concerns about

Patrick C. Crane

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Experimental investigation of dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators driven by repetitive high-voltage nanosecond pulses with dc or low frequency sinusoidal bias  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental studies were conducted of a flow induced in an initially quiescent room air by a single asymmetric dielectric barrier discharge driven by voltage waveforms consisting of repetitive nanosecond high-voltage pulses superimposed on dc or alternating sinusoidal or square-wave bias voltage. To characterize the pulses and to optimize their matching to the plasma, a numerical code for short pulse calculations with an arbitrary impedance load was developed. A new approach for nonintrusive diagnostics of plasma actuator induced flows in quiescent gas was proposed, consisting of three elements coupled together: the schlieren technique, burst mode of plasma actuator operation, and two-dimensional numerical fluid modeling. The force and heating rate calculated by a plasma model was used as an input to two-dimensional viscous flow solver to predict the time-dependent dielectric barrier discharge induced flow field. This approach allowed us to restore the entire two-dimensional unsteady plasma induced flow pattern as well as characteristics of the plasma induced force. Both the experiments and computations showed the same vortex flow structures induced by the actuator. Parametric studies of the vortices at different bias voltages, pulse polarities, peak pulse voltages, and pulse repetition rates were conducted experimentally. The significance of charge buildup on the dielectric surface was demonstrated. The charge buildup decreases the effective electric field in the plasma and reduces the plasma actuator performance. The accumulated surface charge can be removed by switching the bias polarity, which leads to a newly proposed voltage waveform consisting of high-voltage nanosecond repetitive pulses superimposed on a high-voltage low frequency sinusoidal voltage. Advantages of the new voltage waveform were demonstrated experimentally.

Opaits, Dmitry F.; Likhanskii, Alexandre V.; Neretti, Gabriele; Zaidi, Sohail; Shneider, Mikhail N.; Miles, Richard B. [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States); Macheret, Sergey O. [Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Palmdale, California 93599 (United States)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

A model for the critical voltage for electrical degradation of GaN high electron mobility transistors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have found that there is a critical drain-to-gate voltage beyond which GaN high-electron mobility transistors start to degrade in electrical-stress experiments. The critical voltage depends on the detailed voltage biasing ...

Joh, Jungwoo

171

? Adjustable Output Voltage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The LM25010 features all the functions needed to implement a low cost, efficient, buck regulator capable of supplying in excess of 1A load current. This high voltage regulator integrates an N-Channel Buck Switch, and is available in thermally enhanced LLP-10 and TSSOP-14EP packages. The constant on-time regulation scheme requires no loop compensation resulting in fast load transient response and simplified circuit implementation. The operating frequency remains constant with line and load variations due to the inverse relationship between the input voltage and the on-time. The valley current limit detection is set at 1.25A. Additional features include: VCC under-voltage lock-out, thermal shutdown, gate drive under-voltage lock-out, and maximum duty cycle limiter.

Lmq Is Aec-q Grade

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

A high efficiency, soft switching dc-dc converter with adaptive current-ripple control for portable applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—A novel control scheme for improving the power efficiency of low-voltage dc–dc converters for battery-powered, portable applications is presented. In such applications, light-load efficiency is crucial for extending battery life, since mobile devices operate in stand-by mode for most of the time. The proposed technique adaptively reduces the inductor current ripple with decreasing load current while soft switching the converter to also reduce switching losses, thereby significantly improving light-load efficiency and therefore extending the operation life of battery-powered devices. A load-dependent, mode-hopping strategy is employed to maintain high efficiency over a wide load range. Hysteretic (sliding-mode) control with user programmable hysteresis is implemented to adaptively regulate the current ripple and therefore optimize conduction and switching losses. Experimental results show that for a 1-A, 5- to 1.8-V buck regulator, the proposed technique achieved 5 % power efficiency improvement (from 72 % to 77%) at 100 mA of load current and a 1.5% improvement (from 84 % to 85.5%) at 300 mA, which constitute light-load efficiency improvements, when compared to the best reported, state-of-the-art techniques. As a result, the battery life in a typical digital signalr processing microprocessor application is improved by 7%, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed solution. Index Terms—Battery life, buck converter, dc–dc converter, efficiency, hysteretic control, sliding-mode control, soft switching, switching regulator.

Siyuan Zhou; Student Member; Gabriel A. Rincón-mora; Senior Member

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

High-speed buffer management for 40 Gb/s-based photonic packet switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We develop a method of high-speed buffer management for output-buffered photonic packet switches. The use of optical fiber delay lines is a promising solution to constructing optical buffers. The buffer manager determines packet delays in the fiber delay ... Keywords: buffer management, parallel processing, photonic packet switching, pipeline processing, variable-length optical packet

Hiroaki Harai; Masayuki Murata

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Unlikely Combination of Experiments with a Novel High-Voltage CIGS Photovoltaic Array (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goals of this study are to: (1) parameterize current-voltage (I-V) performance over a wide range of illumination and temperatures: (a) 50-1150 W/m{sup 2} irradiance, 5-65 C; (b) obtain array temperature coefficients; and (c) quantify energy production; (2) investigate high-voltage leakage currents from the CIS modules in a high-voltage array: determine dependence on moisture, temperature, and voltage bias and ascertain corrosion problems if any; and (3) study long-term power and energy production stability.

del Cueto, J. A.; Sekulic, B. R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

High voltage bus and auxiliary heater control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A control system for an electric or hybrid electric vehicle includes a vehicle system controller and a control circuit having an electric immersion heater. The heater is electrically connected to the vehicle's high voltage bus and is thermally coupled to a coolant loop containing a heater core for the vehicle's climate control system. The system controller responds to cabin heat requests from the climate control system by generating a pulse width modulated signal that is used by the control circuit to operate the heater at a duty cycle appropriate for the amount of cabin heating requested. The control system also uses the heater to dissipate excess energy produced by an auxiliary power unit and to provide electric braking when regenerative braking is not desirable and manual braking is not necessary. The control system further utilizes the heater to provide a safe discharge of a bank of energy storage capacitors following disconnection of the battery or one of the high voltage connectors used to transmit high voltage operating power to the various vehicle systems. The control circuit includes a high voltage clamping circuit that monitors the voltage on the bus and operates the heater to clamp down the bus voltage when it exceeds a pre-selected maximum voltage. The control system can also be used to phase in operation of the heater when the bus voltage exceeds a lower threshold voltage and can be used to phase out the auxiliary power unit charging and regenerative braking when the battery becomes fully charged.

Murty, Balarama Vempaty (West Bloomfield, MI)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report Focus Area: Crosscutting Topics: Policy Impacts Website: www.netl.doe.gov/smartgrid/referenceshelf/reports/HV-BPL_Final_Report. Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/high-voltage-broadband-over-powerline Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This reports details findings from a pilot High Voltage Broadband over Power Line (HV-BPL) program, an effort to develop a disruptive technology

177

Capabilities of the High Voltage Stress Test System at the Outdoor Test Facility  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We illustrate the capabilities of the High Voltage Stress Test (HVST) which operates continuously in the array field east of the Outdoor Test Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Because we know that photovoltaic (PV) modules generating electrical power in both residential and utility-scale array installations will develop high-voltage biases approaching 600 VDC and 1,000 VDC, respectively, we expect such high voltages will result in current leakage between cells and ground, typically through the frames or mounts. We know that inevitably such leakage currents are capable of producing electrochemical corrosion that adversely impacts long-term module performance. With the HVST, we stress or operate PV modules under high-voltage bias, to characterize their leakage currents under all prevailing ambient conditions and assess performance changes emanating from high-voltage stress. We perform this test both on single modules and an active array.

del Cueto, J. A.; Trudell, D.; Sekulic, W.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Assessment and Evaluation of Next Generation High-Voltage DC Technologies—Phase 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an established technology for bulk power transmission, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission is being used worldwide, and more than 100 schemes are operating at present. Advances in voltage sourced converter (VSC) technologies and power electronic devices with use of insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) will provide improved system performance and reliability. Also, the present highest operating voltage is +/- 800 kV as China and India are building +/- 800-kV lines. Anticipating ...

2009-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

179

SECONDARY ELECTRON TRAJECTORIES IN HIGH-GRADIENT VACUUM INSULATORS WITH FAST HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Vacuum insulators composed of alternating layers of metal and dielectric, known as high-gradient insulators (HGIs), have been shown to withstand higher electric fields than conventional insulators. Primary or secondary electrons (emitted from the insulator surface) can be deflected by magnetic fields from external sources, the high-current electron beam, the conduction current in the transmission line, or the displacement current in the insulator. These electrons are deflected either toward or away from the insulator surface and this affects the performance of the vacuum insulator. This paper shows the effects of displacement current from short voltage pulses on the performance of high gradient insulators. Generally, vacuum insulator failure is due to surface flashover, initiated by electrons emitted from a triple junction. These electrons strike the insulator surface thus producing secondary electrons, and can lead to a subsequent electron cascade along the surface. The displacement current in the insulator can deflect electrons either toward or away from the insulator surface, and affects the performance of the vacuum insulator when the insulator is subjected to a fast high-voltage pulse. Vacuum insulators composed of alternating layers of metal and dielectric, known as high-gradient insulators (HGIs), have been shown to withstand higher electric fields than conventional insulators. HGIs, being tolerant of the direct view of high-current electron and ion beams, and having desirable RF properties for accelerators, are a key enabling technology for the dielectric-wall accelerators (DWA) being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Characteristically, insulator surface breakdown thresholds go up as the applied voltage pulse width decreases. To attain the highest accelerating gradient in the DWA, short accelerating voltage pulses are only applied locally, along the HGI accelerator tube, in sync with the charged particle bunch, and the effects of displacement current on trajectories of electrons emitted from HGI surface are particularly interesting. This paper presents simulated electron trajectories experiencing either constant or short-duration applied voltage pulses. Comparisons of these trajectories clearly indicate the importance of the voltage pulse shape, especially the rise time, in the flashover initiation process for HGIs.

Chen, Y; Blackfield, D; Nelson, S D; Poole, B

2010-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

180

Triple voltage dc-to-dc converter and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit and method of providing three dc voltage buses and transforming power between a low voltage dc converter and a high voltage dc converter, by coupling a primary dc power circuit and a secondary dc power circuit through an isolation transformer; providing the gating signals to power semiconductor switches in the primary and secondary circuits to control power flow between the primary and secondary circuits and by controlling a phase shift between the primary voltage and the secondary voltage. The primary dc power circuit and the secondary dc power circuit each further comprising at least two tank capacitances arranged in series as a tank leg, at least two resonant switching devices arranged in series with each other and arranged in parallel with the tank leg, and at least one voltage source arranged in parallel with the tank leg and the resonant switching devices, said resonant switching devices including power semiconductor switches that are operated by gating signals. Additional embodiments having a center-tapped battery on the low voltage side and a plurality of modules on both the low voltage side and the high voltage side are also disclosed for the purpose of reducing ripple current and for reducing the size of the components.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Summary of transient high-voltage calculations for the FRX-C experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Calculations of the electrical circuit equations are performed over a wide range of parameters corresponding to the FRX-C field-reversed THETA-pinch experiment at Los Alamos. Without any plasma or external damping, serious voltage doubling and quadrupling of the main capacitor bank charge voltage are observed. These oscillating high voltages are found to be adequately suppressed by the strategic placement of external snubber circuitry. On the other hand, no doubling of the THETA-pinch preionization bank charge voltage is found. Calculations of the equations for the z-pinch preionization circuit are also performed.

Kewish, R.W. Jr.; Rej, D.J.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

On the Feasibility of Optical Circuit Switching for High Performance Computing Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The interconnect plays a key role in both the cost and performance of large-scale HPC systems. The cost of future high-bandwidth electronic interconnects mushrooms due to expensive optical transceivers needed between electronic switches. We describe ...

Kevin J. Barker; Alan Benner; Ray Hoare; Adolfy Hoisie; Alex K. Jones; Darren K. Kerbyson; Dan Li; Rami Melhem; Ram Rajamony; Eugen Schenfeld; Shuyi Shao; Craig Stunkel; Peter Walker

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Switching power supply  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a repratable capacitor charging, switching power supply. A ferrite transformer steps up a dc input. The transformer primary is in a full bridge configuration utilizing power MOSFETs as the bridge switches. The transformer secondary is fed into a high voltage, full wave rectifier whose output is connected directly to the energy storage capacitor. The transformer is designed to provide adequate leakage inductance to limit capacitor current. The MOSFETs are switched to the variable frequency from 20 to 50 kHz to charge a capacitor from 0.6 kV. The peak current in a transformer primary and secondary is controlled by increasing the pulse width as the capacitor charges. A digital ripple counter counts pulses and after a preselected desired number is reached an up-counter is clocked.

Mihalka, A.M.

1984-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

184

An Annotated Bibliography of High-Voltage Direct-Current Transmission and Flexible AC Transmission (FACTS) Devices, 1991-1993.  

SciTech Connect

References are contained for HVDC systems, converter stations and components, overhead transmission lines, cable transmission, system design and operations, simulation of high voltage direct current systems, high-voltage direct current installations, and flexible AC transmission system (FACTS).

Litzenberger, Wayne; Lava, Val

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

A voltage controlled current source  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A seven decade, voltage controlled current source is described for use in testing intermediate range nuclear instruments that covers the entire test current range of from 10 picoampers to 100 microamperes. High accuracy is obtained throughout the entire seven decades of output current with circuitry that includes a coordinated switching scheme responsive to the input signal from a hybrid computer to control the input voltage to an antilog amplifier, and to selectively connect a resistance to the antilog amplifier output to provide a continuous output current source as a function of a preset range of input voltage. An operator controlled switch provides current adjustment for operation in either a real-time simulation test mode or a time response test mode.

Casne, G.M.

1990-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

186

Radio-frequency powered glow discharge device and method with high voltage interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage accelerating potential, which is supplied by a high voltage direct current power supply, is applied to the electrically conducting interior wall of an RF powered glow discharge cell. The RF power supply desirably is electrically grounded, and the conductor carrying the RF power to the sample held by the probe is desirably shielded completely excepting only the conductor's terminal point of contact with the sample. The high voltage DC accelerating potential is not supplied to the sample. A high voltage capacitance is electrically connected in series between the sample on the one hand and the RF power supply and an impedance matching network on the other hand. The high voltage capacitance isolates the high DC voltage from the RF electronics, while the RF potential is passed across the high voltage capacitance to the plasma. An inductor protects at least the RF power supply, and desirably the impedance matching network as well, from a short that might occur across the high voltage capacitance. The discharge cell and the probe which holds the sample are configured and disposed to prevent the probe's components, which are maintained at ground potential, from bridging between the relatively low vacuum region in communication with the glow discharge maintained within the cell on the one hand, and the relatively high vacuum region surrounding the probe and cell on the other hand. The probe and cell also are configured and disposed to prevent the probe's components from electrically shorting the cell's components. 11 figures.

Duckworth, D.C.; Marcus, R.K.; Donohue, D.L.; Lewis, T.A.

1994-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

187

Radio-frequency powered glow discharge device and method with high voltage interface  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage accelerating potential, which is supplied by a high voltage direct current power supply, is applied to the electrically conducting interior wall of an RF powered glow discharge cell. The RF power supply desirably is electrically grounded, and the conductor carrying the RF power to the sample held by the probe is desirably shielded completely excepting only the conductor's terminal point of contact with the sample. The high voltage DC accelerating potential is not supplied to the sample. A high voltage capacitance is electrically connected in series between the sample on the one hand and the RF power supply and an impedance matching network on the other hand. The high voltage capacitance isolates the high DC voltage from the RF electronics, while the RF potential is passed across the high voltage capacitance to the plasma. An inductor protects at least the RF power supply, and desirably the impedance matching network as well, from a short that might occur across the high voltage capacitance. The discharge cell and the probe which holds the sample are configured and disposed to prevent the probe's components, which are maintained at ground potential, from bridging between the relatively low vacuum region in communication with the glow discharge maintained within the cell on the one hand, and the relatively high vacuum region surrounding the probe and cell on the other hand. The probe and cell also are configured and disposed to prevent the probe's components from electrically shorting the cell's components.

Duckworth, Douglas C. (Knoxville, TN); Marcus, R. Kenneth (Clemson, SC); Donohue, David L. (Vienna, AT); Lewis, Trousdale A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Telecontrol of Ultra-High Voltage Electron Microscope over Global IPv6 Network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Osaka University has an Ultra-High VoltageElectron Microscope (UHVEM) which can provide highquality specimen images for worldwide researchers. Forusability improvements, we have worked on thetelecontrol of the UHVEM. In this paper, we would liketo introduce ...

Toyokazu Akiyama; Shinji Shimojo; Shojiro Nishio; Yoshinori Kitatsuji; Steven Peltier; Thomas Hutton; Fang-Pang Lin

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

A Six-Beam-Switched Array Antenna for 5.2 GHz High-Speed Wireless Local Area Networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A six-beam-switched array antenna with a flat profile was designed for the application of high-speed wireless local-area networks in the range of 5–6 GHz. This six-beam-switched array antenna is composed of an analog beamformer and a microstrip-slot ... Keywords: beamformer, single-pole double-throw switch, slot antenna, switched-beam antenna

Sheng-Fuh Chang; Jia-Liang Chen; Chin-San Lin; Jing-Jang Luo

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

3430 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 61, NO. 8, OCTOBER 2012 Experimental Validation of High-Voltage-Ratio  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Validation of High-Voltage-Ratio Low-Input-Current-Ripple Converters for Hybrid Fuel Cell Supercapacitor

Simões, Marcelo Godoy

191

Piezoelectric based high voltage power simulator for implantation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is based on resonant method that allows the piezoelectric transformer to generate a ... The device is small and with high power density and high efficiency

192

Switching power pulse system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A switching system for delivering pulses of power from a source (10) to a load (20) using a storage capacitor (C3) charged through a rectifier (D1, D2), and maintained charged to a reference voltage level by a transistor switch (Q1) and voltage comparator (12). A thyristor (22) is triggered to discharge the storage capacitor through a saturable reactor (18) and fractional turn saturable transformer (16) having a secondary to primary turn ratio N of n:l/n=n.sup.2. The saturable reactor (18) functions as a "soaker" while the thyristor reaches saturation, and then switches to a low impedance state. The saturable transformer functions as a switching transformer with high impedance while a load coupling capacitor (C4) charges, and then switches to a low impedance state to dump the charge of the storage capacitor (C3) into the load through the coupling capacitor (C4). The transformer is comprised of a multilayer core (26) having two secondary windings (28, 30) tightly wound and connected in parallel to add their output voltage and reduce output inductance, and a number of single turn windings connected in parallel at nodes (32, 34) for the primary winding, each single turn winding linking a different one of the layers of the multilayer core. The load may be comprised of a resistive beampipe (40) for a linear particle accelerator and capacitance of a pulse forming network (42). To hold off discharge of the capacitance until it is fully charged, a saturable core (44) is provided around the resistive beampipe (40) to isolate the beampipe from the capacitance (42) until it is fully charged.

Aaland, Kristian (Livermore, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

High voltage bus and auxiliary heater control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A control system for an electric or hybrid electric vehicle includes a vehicle system controller and a control circuit having an electric immersion heater. The heater is electrically connected to the vehicle's high voltage bus and is thermally coupled to a coolant loop containing a heater core for the vehicle's climate control system. The system controller responds to cabin heat requests from the climate control system by generating a pulse width modulated signal that is used by the control circuit to operate the heater at a duty cycle appropriate for the amount of cabin heating requested. The control system also uses the heater to dissipate excess energy produced by an auxiliary power unit and to provide electric braking when regenerative braking is not desirable and manual braking is not necessary. The control system further utilizes the heater to provide a safe discharge of a bank of energy storage capacitors following disconnection of the battery or one of the high voltage connectors used to transmit high voltage operating power to the various vehicle systems. The control circuit includes a high voltage clamping circuit that monitors the voltage on the bus and operates the heater to clamp down the bus voltage when it exceeds a pre-selected maximum voltage. The control system can also be used to phase in operation of the heater when the bus voltage exceeds a lower threshold voltage and can be used to phase out the auxiliary power unit charging and regenerative braking when the battery becomes fully charged.

Murty, Balarama Vempaty (West Bloomfield, MI)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Terminal models for switching overvoltage studies in electrical machines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, terminal models for high voltage machine windings are developed. The models are useful for simulating transient overvoltages due to switching operations on industrial installations. The models are based on network synthesis of the winding ... Keywords: electrical parameters, machine winding, network synthesis, switching transients, terminal impedance

J. L. Guardado; V. Venegas; E. Melgoza

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Incident-Based Training Modules for Power Switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a project undertaken by EPRI's Switching Safety and Reliability Project to develop materials for training in prevention of errors in the conduct of high voltage switching operations. The report describes the general approach taken to developing the training materials and presents all materials (training modules) required for presentation of four lessons. Additional modules are under development.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Operational Results of Pulse Shaping Techniques for the High Voltage Convertor Modulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The High Voltage Converter Modulators (HVCMs) are used to power the RF klystrons used throughout the accelerator systems at Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). The output voltage of the HVCM has significant droop and ripple which, combined with low level RF (LLRF) system limitations, affect performance and efficiency of accelerator cavities. In conjunction with the progress in development of the new HVCM controller, different pulse modulation techniques were implemented and studied on the test modulator. This paper discusses the results of implementation of frequency modulation and phase modulation on output voltage. Operational data, including full average power operation, of test modulator is also discussed. Future plans for the new modulation scheme will be presented.

Patel, Gunjan P [ORNL; Anderson, David E [ORNL; Solley, Dennis J [ORNL; Wezensky, Mark W [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

GaAs series connected photovoltaic converters for high voltage capacitor charging applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the design features of series connected photovoltaic arrays which will be required to charge capacitors to relatively high (400V) voltages in time periods on the order of 1 microsecond. The factors which determine the array voltage and the capacitor charge time are given. Individual element junction designs, along with an interconnect scheme, and a semiconductor process to realize them are presented. Finally, the input laser optical required to meet the requirements is determined.

Rose, B.H.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

The progress and challenges of threshold voltage control of high-k/metal-gated devices for advanced technologies (Invited Paper)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses recent progress in and challenges of threshold voltage control for advanced high-k/metal-gated (HKMG) devices. It presents the impact on threshold voltage (V"t) control of incorporating La and Al into HKMG devices. A dipole moment ... Keywords: CMOS, Capping layer, EOT, High-k, Metal gate, Threshold voltage control

Hsing-Huang Tseng; Paul Kirsch; C. S. Park; Gennadi Bersuker; Prashant Majhi; Muhammad Hussain; Raj Jammy

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

High Voltage Testing of a 5-meter Prototype Triaxial HTS Cable  

SciTech Connect

High voltage tests were performed on a 5-m long prototype triaxial HTS cable (supplied by Ultera) at ORNL in preparation for installation of a 200-m HTS cable of the same design at the AEP utility substation in Columbus, Ohio. The triaxial design comprises three concentric phases and shield around a common former with the phase to phase dielectric at cryogenic temperature. Advantages of this design include increased current density, a reduced amount of HTS tape needed, and reduced heat load. The phase to phase voltage will be 13.2 kVrms (7.6 kVrms to ground). Preliminary testing was done on half-scale and full-scale terminations which successfully passed AC withstand, partial discharge, and impulse tests. High voltage tests conducted on the 5-m cable with the cable straight and after bending 90 degrees were ac withstand to 39 kVrms, partial discharge inception, and a minimum of 10 positive and 10 negative lightning waveform impulses at 110 kV. Phase to phase insulation was tested by applying high voltage to each phase one at a time with all the other phases grounded. Partial discharge data will be presented. The 5-m prototype triaxial HTS cable passed all the HV tests performed, with a PD inception voltage significantly above the required voltage.

Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; James, David Randy [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Pace, Marshall O [ORNL; Gouge, Michael J [ORNL; Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Lindsay, David T [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

High-voltage DC transmission: a power electronics workhorse  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thyristor-based HVDC converter technology is used for highly reliable power transfer across natural or national boundaries or between AC systems designed for different frequencies or incompatible frequency controls. The author discusses the benefits ...

N. G. Hingorani

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Soft-Switching Inverter for High-Temperature Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Drives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The state-of-the-art hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) require the inverter cooling system to have a separate loop to avoid power semiconductor junction over temperatures because the engine coolant temperature of 105?C does not allow for much temperature rise in silicon devices. The proposed work is to develop an advanced soft-switching inverter that will eliminate the device switching loss and cut down the power loss so that the inverter can operate at high-temperature conditions while operating at high switching frequencies with small current ripple in low inductance based permanent magnet motors. The proposed tasks also include high-temperature packaging and thermal modeling and simulation to ensure the packaged module can operate at the desired temperature. The developed module will be integrated with the motor and vehicle controller for dynamometer and in-vehicle testing to prove its superiority. This report will describe the detailed technical design of the soft-switching inverters and their test results. The experiments were conducted both in module level for the module conduction and switching characteristics and in inverter level for its efficiency under inductive and dynamometer load conditions. The performance will be compared with the DOE original specification.

None, None

2012-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

202

Experimental Results from Droop Compensation for the High Voltage Converter Modulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The High Voltage Convertor Modulators are used to power the RF klystrons used throughout the linear accelerator at the Spallation Neutron Source. The output voltage of the modulator has significant voltage droop and ripple which, combined with low level RF system limitations, affect performance and stability of the accelerator cavities. In conjunction with the progress in the development of the new controller, different modulation techniques were implemented and studied on the test modulator. This paper discusses experimental results from implementation of different modulation schemes has on the modulator output voltage pulse. Thermal measurements were carried out to determine the effect of these modulations schemes on long term reliability of the modulator. Future plans are also discussed.

Patel, Gunjan P [ORNL; Anderson, David E [ORNL; Peplov, Vladimir V [ORNL; Saethre, Robert B [ORNL; Solley, Dennis J [ORNL; Wezensky, Mark W [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Field Guide Updates for 2011: Volume 1 - Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers, Volume 2 - Lubrication of High-Voltage Circu it Breakers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breakers have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component, such as the air or hydraulic system, does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may misoperate or fail, possibly resulting in equipment damage or an outageboth expensive consequences. To help utilities prevent such undesirable events, this field gu...

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

204

Automatic voltage imbalance detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for indicating and preventing damage to voltage cells such as galvanic cells and fuel cells connected in series by detecting sequential voltages and comparing these voltages to adjacent voltage cells. The device is implemented by using operational amplifiers and switching circuitry is provided by transistors. The device can be utilized in battery powered electric vehicles to prevent galvanic cell damage and also in series connected fuel cells to prevent fuel cell damage.

Bobbett, Ronald E. (Los Alamos, NM); McCormick, J. Byron (Los Alamos, NM); Kerwin, William J. (Tucson, AZ)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

THYRATRON SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An arrangement for utilizing a thyratron as a noise free switch is described. It has been discovered that the voltage between plate and cathode of a thyratron will oscillate, producing voltage spikes, if the tube carries only a fraction of its maximum rated current. These voltage spikes can produce detrimental effects where the thyratron is used in critical timing circuits. To alleviate this problem the disclosed circuit provides a charged capacitor and a resistor in parallel with the tube and of such value that the maximum current will flow from the capacitor through the thyratron when it is triggered. During this time the signal current is conducted through the tube, before the thyratron voltage starts to oscillate, and the signal current output is free of noise spikes.

Creveling, R.; Bourgeois, N.A. Jr.

1959-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

206

Connecting Renewables Directly to the Grid: Resilient Multi-Terminal HVDC Networks with High-Voltage High-Frequency Electronics  

SciTech Connect

GENI Project: GE is developing electricity transmission hardware that could connect distributed renewable energy sources, like wind farms, directly to the grid—eliminating the need to feed the energy generated through intermediate power conversion stations before they enter the grid. GE is using the advanced semiconductor material silicon carbide (SiC) to conduct electricity through its transmission hardware because SiC can operate at higher voltage levels than semiconductors made out of other materials. This high-voltage capability is important because electricity must be converted to high-voltage levels before it can be sent along the grid’s network of transmission lines. Power companies do this because less electricity is lost along the lines when the voltage is high.

None

2012-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

207

Energy losses in switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors experiments show energy losses between 2 and 10 times that of the resistive time predictions. The experiments used hydrogen, helium, air, nitrogen, SF{sub 6} polyethylene, and water for the switching dielectric. Previously underestimated switch losses have caused over predicting the accelerator outputs. Accurate estimation of these losses is now necessary for new high-efficiency pulsed power devices where the switching losses constitute the major portion of the total energy loss. They found that the switch energy losses scale as (V{sub peak}I{sub peak}){sup 1.1846}. When using this scaling, the energy losses in any of the tested dielectrics are almost the same. This relationship is valid for several orders of magnitude and suggested a theoretical basis for these results. Currents up to .65 MA, with voltages to 3 MV were applied to various gaps during these experiments. The authors data and the developed theory indicates that the switch power loss continues for a much longer time than the resistive time, with peak power loss generally occurring at peak current in a ranging discharge instead of the early current time. All of the experiments were circuit code modeled after developing a new switch loss version based on the theory. The circuit code predicts switch energy loss and peak currents as a function of time. During analysis of the data they noticed slight constant offsets between the theory and data that depended on the dielectric. They modified the plasma conductivity for each tested dielectric to lessen this offset.

Martin, T.H.; Seamen, J.F.; Jobe, D.O.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Dual design resistor for high voltage conditioning and transmission lines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A dual resistor for eliminating the requirement for two different value resistors. The dual resistor includes a conditioning resistor at a high resistance value and a run resistor at a low resistance value. The run resistor can travel inside the conditioning resistor. The run resistor is capable of being advanced by a drive assembly until an electrical path is completed through the run resistor thereby shorting out the conditioning resistor and allowing the lower resistance run resistor to take over as the current carrier.

Siggins, Timothy Lynn (Newport News, VA); Murray, Charles W. (Hayes, VA); Walker, Richard L. (Norfolk, VA)

2007-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

209

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

Hawke, R.S.

1985-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

210

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile.

Hawke, Ronald S. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Low voltage arc formation in railguns  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A low voltage plasma arc is first established across the rails behind the projectile by switching a low voltage high current source across the rails to establish a plasma arc by vaporizing a fuse mounted on the back of the projectile, maintaining the voltage across the rails below the railgun breakdown voltage to prevent arc formation ahead of the projectile. After the plasma arc has been formed behind the projectile a discriminator switches the full energy bank across the rails to accelerate the projectile. A gas gun injector may be utilized to inject a projectile into the breech of a railgun. The invention permits the use of a gas gun or gun powder injector and an evacuated barrel without the risk of spurious arc formation in front of the projectile. 2 figs.

Hawke, R.S.

1987-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

212

Unlikely Combination of Experiments With a Novel High-Voltage CIGS Photovoltaic Array: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A new high-voltage array comprising bipolar strings of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaic (PV) modules was inaugurated in 2005. It is equipped with a unique combination of tests, which likely have never before been deployed simultaneously within a single array: full current-voltage (I-V) traces, high-voltage leakage current measurements, and peak-power tracking or temporal stepped-bias profiling. The array nominally produces 1 kW power at 1 sun. The array's electrical characteristics are continuously monitored and controlled with a programmable electronic load interfaced to a data acquisition system (DAS), that also records solar and meteorological data. The modules are mounted with their frames electrically isolated from earth ground, in order to facilitate measurement of the leakage currents that arise between the high voltage bias developed in the series-connected cells and modules and their mounting frames. Because the DAS can perform stepped biasing of the array as a function of time, synchronous detection of the leakage current data with alternating bias is available. Leakage current data and their dependence on temperature and voltage are investigated. Array power data are analyzed across a wide range of varying illuminations and temperatures from the I-V traces. Array performance is also analyzed from an energy output perspective using peak-power tracking data.

del Cueto, J. A.; Sekulic, B. R.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Piezoelectric Films for High Density Switching Arrays for Logic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Specific to this work is the functionality of the high aspect ratio piezoelectric ... and Their Electrochemical Performance for Energy Storage Applications.

214

Highly sensitive wide-dynamic range optical burst-mode receivers for ultra fast gain switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highly sensitive optical receivers in BiCMOS, sub-micron and deep-sub-micron CMOS technology are compared. Special attention is paid to burst-mode receivers with a wide-dynamic input range and with fast gain switching. A new burst-mode receiver design ... Keywords: Burst-mode receivers, Low noise, Optical receivers, Stability

K. Schneider; H. Zimmermann

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Active high-power RF pulse compression using optically switched resonant delay lines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors present the design and a proof of principle experimental results of an optically controlled high power rf pulse compression system. The design should, in principle, handle few hundreds of Megawatts of power at X-band. The system is based on the switched resonant delay line theory. It employs resonant delay lines as a means of storing rf energy. The coupling to the lines is optimized for maximum energy storage during the charging phase. To discharge the lines, a high power microwave switch increases the coupling to the lines just before the start of the output pulse. The high power microwave switch, required for this system, is realized using optical excitation of an electron-hole plasma layer on the surface of a pure silicon wafer. The switch is designed to operate in the TE{sub 01} mode in a circular waveguide to avoid the edge effects present at the interface between the silicon wafer and the supporting waveguide; thus, enhancing its power handling capability.

Tantawi, S.G.; Ruth, R.D.; Vlieks, A.E. [Stanford Univ., CA (US). Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Zolotorev, M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

A look-ahead synthesis technique with backtracking for switching activity reduction in low power high-level synthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research work done has shown that power consumption in digital integrated circuits can be effectively reduced by reducing the switching activity occurring on the functional modules. High-level synthesis of digital integrated circuits for low power often ... Keywords: High-level synthesis, Low power, Simultaneous scheduling and binding, Switching activity

Xianwu Xing; Ching Chuen Jong

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Device for monitoring cell voltage  

SciTech Connect

A device for monitoring a rechargeable battery having a number of electrically connected cells includes at least one current interruption switch for interrupting current flowing through at least one associated cell and a plurality of monitoring units for detecting cell voltage. Each monitoring unit is associated with a single cell and includes a reference voltage unit for producing a defined reference threshold voltage and a voltage comparison unit for comparing the reference threshold voltage with a partial cell voltage of the associated cell. The reference voltage unit is electrically supplied from the cell voltage of the associated cell. The voltage comparison unit is coupled to the at least one current interruption switch for interrupting the current of at least the current flowing through the associated cell, with a defined minimum difference between the reference threshold voltage and the partial cell voltage.

Doepke, Matthias (Garbsen, DE); Eisermann, Henning (Edermissen, DE)

2012-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

218

Comparator design and analysis for comparator-based switched-capacitor circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The design of high gain, wide dynamic range op-amps for switched-capacitor circuits has become increasingly challenging with the migration of designs to scaled CMOS technologies. The reduced power supply voltages and the ...

Sepke, Todd C. (Todd Christopher), 1975-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Effect of high solenoidal magnetic fields on breakdown voltages of high vacuum 805 MHz cavities  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

There is an on going international collaboration studying the feasibility and cost of building a muon collider or neutrino factory [1,2]. An important aspect of this study is the full understanding of ionization cooling of muons by many orders of magnitude for the collider case. An important muon ionization cooling experiment, MICE [3], has been proposed to demonstrate and validate the technology that could be used for cooling. Ionization cooling is accomplished by passing a high-emittance muon beam alternately through regions of low Z material, such as liquid hydrogen, and very high accelerating RF Cavities within a multi-Tesla solenoidal field. To determine the effect of very large solenoidal magnetic fields on the generation of dark current, x-rays and on the breakdown voltage gradients of vacuum RF cavities, a test facility has been established at Fermilab in Lab G. This facility consists of a 12 MW 805 MHz RF station and a large warm bore 5 T solenoidal superconducting magnet containing a pill box type cavity with thin removable window apertures. This system allows dark current and breakdown studies of different window configurations and materials. The results of this study will be presented. The study has shown that the peak achievable accelerating gradient is reduced by a factor greater than 2 when solenoidal field of greater than 2 T are applied to the cavity.

Moretti, A.; Bross, A.; Geer, S.; Qian, Z.; /Fermilab; Norem, J.; /Argonne; Li, D.; Zisman, M.; /LBL, Berkeley; Torun, Y.; /IIT, Chicago; Rimmer, R.; /Jefferson Lab; Errede,; /Illinois U., Urbana

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Cooperative frequency control with a multi-terminal high-voltage DC network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider frequency control in power systems made of several non-synchronous AC areas connected by a multi-terminal high-voltage direct current (HVDC) grid. We propose two HVDC control schemes to make the areas collectively react to power imbalances, ... Keywords: Decentralized control, Frequency control, HVDC systems, Power system control

Alain Sarlette; Jing Dai; Yannick Phulpin; Damien Ernst

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instantaneous Rainfall Rate: Its Measurement and Its Influence on High-Voltage Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When a high-voltage transmission line is exposed to rain there is generally a small amount of corona activity at the surface of the conductors. This activity usually results in a power loss and the generation of audible and radio noise. While the ...

Harold Kirkham

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

LPAT: An interactive simulation tool for assessing the lightning performance of Hellenic high voltage transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents the Lightning Performance Assessment Tool (LPAT), an interactive simulation tool which assesses the lightning performance of high voltage transmission lines. The LPAT design was based on a recently published methodology that has been ... Keywords: Lightning performance, Optical transient density, Overhead transmission lines, Simulation, Software tool, User interface

P. Karampelas; L. Ekonomou; S. Panetsos; G. E. Chatzarakis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

A new VME based high voltage power supply for large experiments  

SciTech Connect

A new VME based high voltage power supply has been developed for the D{O} experiment at Fermilab. There are three types of supplies delivering up to {plus_minus}5.6 kV at 1.0 mA or +2.0 kV at 3.0 mA with a set accuracy of 1.5 V and extremely low voltage ripples. Complete computer control has allowed many special features to be developed for the supply, including user-defined control land monitor groups, variable ramp rates, and advanced histogram and graphic functions. 3 refs.

Ahn, S.C.; Angstadt, R.D.; Droege, T.F.; Johnson, M.E.; MacKinnon, B.A.; McNulty, S.E.; Shea, M.F.; Thompson, R.N.; Watson, M.M. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States); Franzini, P. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Jones, A.A. [Superconducting Super Collider Lab., Dallas, TX (United States); Lopez, M.L. [La Plata Univ. Nacional (Argentina); Wimpenny, S.J.; Yang, M.J. [California Univ., Riverside, CA (United States)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

A new VME based high voltage power supply for large experiments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new VME based high voltage power supply has been developed for the D{O} experiment at Fermilab. There are three types of supplies delivering up to {plus minus}5.6 kV at 1.0 mA or +2.0 kV at 3.0 mA with a set accuracy of 1.5 V and extremely low voltage ripples. Complete computer control has allowed many special features to be developed for the supply, including user-defined control land monitor groups, variable ramp rates, and advanced histogram and graphic functions. 3 refs.

Ahn, S.C.; Angstadt, R.D.; Droege, T.F.; Johnson, M.E.; MacKinnon, B.A.; McNulty, S.E.; Shea, M.F.; Thompson, R.N.; Watson, M.M. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)); Franzini, P. (Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)); Jones, A.A. (Superconducting Super Collider Lab., Dallas, TX (United States)); Lopez, M.L. (La Plata Univ. Nacional (Argentina)); Wimpenny, S.J.; Yang, M.J

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Magnetic lens apparatus for a low-voltage high-resolution electron microscope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A lens apparatus in which a beam of charged particles of low accelerating voltage is brought to a focus by a magnetic field, the lens being situated behind the target position. The lens comprises an electrically-conducting coil arranged around the axis of the beam and a magnetic pole piece extending along the axis of the beam at least within the space surrounded by the coil. The lens apparatus comprises the sole focusing lens for high-resolution imaging in a low-voltage scanning electron microscope.

Crewe, Albert V. (Palos Park, IL)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

A Study On High Voltage AC Power Transmission Line Electric And Magnetic Field Coupling With Nearby Metallic Pipelines.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In the recent years, there has been a trend to run metallic pipelines carrying petroleum products and high voltage AC power lines parallel to each… (more)

Gupta, Abhishek

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

THE COST OF MAINTENANCE TRANSFER UNDER LOAD TAP OF THE TRANSFORMERS POWER OF EXTRA HIGH VOLTAGE THE ELETRONORTE.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In this work a methodology for reduction of maintenance cost in the on-load tap changers (OLTC) of extra high voltage is proposed. The methodology is… (more)

RAIMUNDO NONATO ROSA FILHO

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

A high-performance fast switching charge dump assisted class-K* audio amplifier  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A new Class-K* audio amplifier with high-power efficiency and high fidelity is integrated in a 0.35-µm CMOS process. It proposes a new topology connected Class-D amplifier with fast-switching charge-dump (FSCD) amplifier in parallel. The ... Keywords: Class-D, audio amplifier, class-AB, class-K, efficiency, fidelity, pulse-width-modulation (PWM), total harmonic distortion (THD) and CMOS

Kwang-Chan Lee; Chang-Seok Chae; Jin-Yong Jeon; Kang-Ho Lee; Gyu-Hyeong Cho

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Electrocaloric devices based on thini-film heat switches  

SciTech Connect

We describe a new approach to refrigeration and electrical generation that exploits the attractive properties of thin films of electrocaloric materials. Layers of electrocaloric material coupled with thin-film heat switches can work as either refrigerators or electrical generators, depending on the phasing of the applied voltages and heat switching. With heat switches based on thin layers of liquid crystals, the efficiency of these thin-film heat engines can be at least as high as that of current thermoelectric devices. Advanced heat switches would enable thin-film heat engines to outperform conventional vaporcompression devices.

Epstein, Richard I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Malloy, Kevin J [UNM

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Environmental and Potential Health Effects of High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology plays an important but highly selective role in the U.S. power delivery system. It is a cost-effective technology for transferring bulk power over long distances, a critical technology for asynchronous grid interconnection, and the preferred technology for long-distance underwater cable transmission. Current interest in renovating the national grid for greater loads and higher reliability as well as unique applications for renewable energy projects, including...

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

231

Table 1. Design specifications of ultra-high speed PM motor. Supply voltage (V) 12  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analysis of Ultra-High Speed Permanent-Magnet Motor Masaru Kano, and Toshihiko Noguchi Department@vos.nagaokaut.ac.jp Abstract This paper describes a design of an ultra-high speed (UHS) permanent-magnet (PM) synchronous motor, a surface permanent-magnet (SPM) motor (150,000 r/min, 1.5 kW) fed by a low voltage battery (12 V

Fujimoto, Hiroshi

232

Design and Optimization of Low Voltage High Performance Dual Threshold CMOS Circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reduction in leakage power has become an important concern in lowvoltage, lowpower and high performance applications. In this paper, we use dual threshold technique to reduce leakage power by assigning high threshold voltage to some transistors in non-critical paths, and using lowthreshold transistors in critical paths. In order to achieve the best leakage power saving under target performance constraints, an algorithm is presented for selecting and assigning an optimal high threshold voltage. A general standby leakage current model which has been veri#ed by HSPICE is used to estimate standby leakage power. Results show that dual threshold technique is good for power reduction during both standby and active modes. The standby leakage power savings for some ISCAS benchmarks can be more than 50#. 1 Introduction With the growing use of portable and wireless electronic systems, reduction in power consumption has become more and more importantintoday's VLSI circuit and system designs #1#, ...

Liqiong Wei; Zhanping Chen; Mark Johnson; Kaushik Roy; Vivek De

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

ION SWITCH  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An ion switch capable of transferring large magnitudes of power is described. An ion switch constructed in accordance with the invention includes a pair of spaced control electrodes disposed in a highly evacuated region for connection in a conventional circuit to control the passing of power therethrough. A controllable ionic conduction path is provided directiy between the control electrodes by a source unit to close the ion switch. Conventional power supply means are provided to trigger the source unit and control the magnitude, durations and pulse repetition rate of the aforementioned ionic conduction path.

Cook, B.

1959-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

234

CRYOGENIC LIFETIME TESTS ON A COMMERCIAL EPOXY RESIN HIGH VOLTAGE BUSHING  

SciTech Connect

High-temperature superconducting (HTS) power devices operating in liquid nitrogen frequently require high-voltage bushings to carry the current leads from the superconducting windings to the room temperature grid connections. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is collaborating with Waukesha Electric Systems, SuperPower, and Southern California Edison to develop and demonstrate an HTS utility power transformer. Previous dielectric high voltage tests in support of this program have been carried out in test cryostats with commercial epoxy resin bushings from Electro Composites Inc. (ECI). Though the bushings performed well in these short-term tests, their long-term operation at high voltage in liquid nitrogen needs to be verified for use on the utility grid. Long-term tests are being carried out on a sample 28-kV-class ECI bushing. The bushing has a monolithic cast, cycloaliphatic resin body and is fire- and shatter-resistant. The test cryostat is located in an interlocked cage and is energized at 25 kVac around the clock. Liquid nitrogen (LN) is automatically refilled every 9.5 hours. Partial discharge, capacitance, and leakage resistance tests are periodically performed to check for deviations from factory values. At present, over 2400 hours have been accumulated with no changes in these parameters. The tests are scheduled to run for four to six months.

Schwenterly, S W [ORNL; Pleva, Ed [Waukesha Electric Systems, Waukesha, WI; Ha, Tam T [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

20 MHz IF bandpass switched capacitor [] modulator using a high performance OTA with NCFF compensation scheme  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Switched capacitor (SC) circuits are widely used in many applications because of their accuracy and ease of integration in CMOS technology. They are not suitable for operation in high frequencies because of the settling time limitation of amplifiers. High frequency switched capacitor circuits pose challenging design specifications on the amplifiers which cannot be met by conventional circuit design techniques. High amplifier gain is required for an accurate output, whereas fast settling time is obtained by a high gainbandwidth (GBW) product. Amplifiers that use cascading of gain stages for obtaining high gain require some robust frequency compensation schemes, and usually have a low GBW, resulting in a slow settling time. This work proposes a new compensation scheme for high gain wideband amplifiers - No Capacitor Feed Forward (NCFF) compensation scheme. NCFF scheme uses pole-zero cancellation to obtain high gain, high GBW and a good phase margin. Left half plane (LHP) zeros produced due to the feedforward path causes a positive phase shift and is used to cancel the negative phase shift of poles. Fully differential and single ended operational transconductance amplifiers (OTA) using the proposed NCFF compensation scheme have been designed and fabricated using CMOS AMI 0.5 []m technology. The fully differential OTA has a gain of 97 dB, GBW of 350 MHz and a phase margin of around 90°. Sigma delta [ ] modulators use oversampling and quantization noise shaping to obtain a high dynamic range. They are well suited for use in radio and cellular systems to directly convert the narrowband IF signal centered at high frequencies to digital domain. Switched capacitor implementation of a [ ] modulator requires a fast settling amplifier to operate at high IF frequencies. The design and implementation issues of a 20 MHz IF, 80 MHz clock, fourth order switched capacitor bandpass [ ] modulator are discussed in detail. The modulator uses a high performance OTA using the proposed NCFF compensation scheme and it has been designed and fabricated using 3.3V CMOS TSMC 0.35 []m technology. The bandpass [ ] modulator has a peak SNR of 70 dB (post-layout simulations).

Thandri, Bharath Kumar

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Power applications of high-temperature superconductivity: Variable speed motors, current switches, and energy storage for end use  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to conduct joint research and development activities related to certain electric power applications of high-temperature superconductivity (HTS). The new superconductors may allow development of an energy-efficient switch to control current to variable speed motors, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems, and other power conversion equipment. Motor types that were considered include induction, permanent magnet, and superconducting ac motors. Because it is impractical to experimentally alter certain key design elements in radial-gap motors, experiments were conducted on an axial field superconducting motor prototype using 4 NbTi magnets. Superconducting magnetic energy storage technology with 0.25--5 kWh stored energy was studied as a viable solution to short duration voltage sag problems on the customer side of the electric meter. The technical performance characteristics of the device wee assembled, along with competing technologies such as active power line conditioners with storage, battery-based uninterruptible power supplies, and supercapacitors, and the market potential for SMES was defined. Four reports were prepared summarizing the results of the project.

Hawsey, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Banerjee, B.B.; Grant, P.M. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

EPRI High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Reference Book: Interim Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Reference Book is a state-of-the-art guidebook that provides transmission companies with a comprehensive, single source of technical information and guidance for designing, building, operating, and extending the life of HVDC transmission systems. The book joins the landmark series of EPRI power delivery reference books. These comprehensive guidebookseach printed with a distinctive colored coverdocument and distill the knowledge and experience of th...

2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

238

Field Guide: Compressors for High-Voltage Circuit Breakers, Optimized for Electronic Viewing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. A circuit breaker that fails to operate within its design time period may cause serious damage and extended outages. Proper maintenance of compressors can help to ensure that breakers operate reliably and can prevent premature failures. This field guide, which has been optimized for use on electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets, is intended to help utility field personnel properly...

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

239

Round-robin artificial contamination test on high voltage dc insulators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the results of a worldwide round-robin test of high voltage dc (HVDC) insulators, which was carried out in six laboratories aiming at standardization of the method for artificial contamination tests on HVDC insulators. Flashover characteristics of three kinds of specimens were evaluated by the clean fog and the salt fog procedures. Sufficient information is now available to allow the preparation of provisional international specifications for artificial contamination testing of HVDC insulators.

Naito, K.; Schneider, H.M.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Field Guide: Lubrication of High-Voltage Circuit Breakers - 2013 Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs) perform essential protection and control functions on power transmission networks. Circuit breaker mechanisms have multiple components that must operate in concert in order for the breaker to perform properly. If one component does not operate correctly, the circuit breaker may mis-operate or fail. A circuit breaker mis-operation may cause equipment damage and outages—both expensive consequences. Proper lubrication ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Proceedings: High Voltage Current Transformers and Bushings: Failure Prediction and Prevention Symposium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI-sponsored research has identified key parameters indicative of condition and impending failure of oil-filled, high-voltage current transformers (HVCTs) and bushings. These findings will assist utilities to improve the monitoring of HVCTs and bushings, and to develop mitigation techniques to reduce the risk of catastrophic transformer failure. These proceedings present the results of this research and the experiences of other researchers worldwide.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Effect of Space Charge on Surface Insulation of High-Voltage Direct-Current Bushings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operating data on bushings and post insulators for HVDC converter stations demonstrate that large-diameter insulators perform poorly when exposed to a combination of rain or fog and airborne contaminants. A technique that produces an intense space charge, resulting in corona at the high-voltage electrode of HVDC bushings, shows promise of improving flashover performance in some laboratory applications, but apparently has little effect under simulated service conditions.

1987-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

243

High efficiency resonant dc/dc converter for solar power applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis presents a new topology for a high efficiency dc/dc resonant power converter that utilizes a resistance compression network to provide simultaneous zero voltage switching and near zero current switching across ...

Inam, Wardah

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Voltage stability limits for weak power systems with high wind penetration.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Analysis of power system voltage stability has practical value in increasing wind penetration levels. As wind penetration levels increase in power systems, voltage stability challenges… (more)

Tamimi, Ala

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Isolated and soft-switched power converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An isolated and soft-switched power converter is used for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion. The power converter includes two resonant tank circuits coupled back-to-back through an isolation transformer. Each resonant tank circuit includes a pair of resonant capacitors connected in series as a resonant leg, a pair of tank capacitors connected in series as a tank leg, and a pair of switching devices with anti-parallel clamping diodes coupled in series as resonant switches and clamping devices for the resonant leg. The power converter is well suited for DC/DC and DC/DC/AC power conversion applications in which high-voltage isolation, DC to DC voltage boost, bidirectional power flow, and a minimal number of conventional switching components are important design objectives. For example, the power converter is especially well suited to electric vehicle applications and load-side electric generation and storage systems, and other applications in which these objectives are important. The power converter may be used for many different applications, including electric vehicles, hybrid combustion/electric vehicles, fuel-cell powered vehicles with low-voltage starting, remote power sources utilizing low-voltage DC power sources, such as photovoltaics and others, electric power backup systems, and load-side electric storage and generation systems.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Knoxville, TN); Adams, Donald Joe (Knoxville, TN)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Experimental Estimate of Beam Loading and Minimum rf Voltage for Acceleration of High Intensity Beam in the Fermilab Booster  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The difference between the rf voltage seen by the beam and the accelerating voltage required to match the rate of change of the Booster magnetic field is used to estimate the energy loss per beam turn. Because the rf voltage (RFSUM) and the synchronous phase can be experimentally measured, they can be used to calculate the effective accelerating voltage. Also an RFSUM reduction technique has been applied to measure experimentally the RFSUM limit at which the beam loss starts. With information on beam energy loss, the running conditions, especially for the high intensity beam, can be optimized in order to achieve a higher intensity beam from the Fermilab Booster.

Yang, X; Norem, J; Yang, Xi

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Experimental estimate of beam loading and minimum rf voltage for acceleration of high intensity beam in the Fermilab Booster  

SciTech Connect

The difference between the rf voltage seen by the beam and the accelerating voltage required to match the rate of change of the Booster magnetic field is used to estimate the energy loss per beam turn. Because the rf voltage (RFSUM) and the synchronous phase can be experimentally measured, they can be used to calculate the effective accelerating voltage. Also an RFSUM reduction technique has been applied to measure experimentally the RFSUM limit at which the beam loss starts. With information on beam energy loss, the running conditions, especially for the high intensity beam, can be optimized in order to achieve a higher intensity beam from the Fermilab Booster.

Xi Yang; Charles M Ankenbrandt and Jim Norem

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Qualification High Voltage Testing of Short Triax HTS Cables in the Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to qualify the electrical insulation design of future HTS cables installed in the electric grid, a number of high voltage qualification tests are generally performed in the laboratory on either single-phase model cables and/or actual three-phase cable samples. Prior to installation of the 200-m Triax HTS cable at the American Electric Power Bixby substation near Columbus, Ohio, in September, 2006, such tests were conducted on both single-phase model cables made at ORNL and tri-axial cable sections cut off from cable made on a production run. The three-phase tri-axial design provides some specific testing challenges since the ground shield and three phases are concentric about a central former with each phase separated by dielectric tape insulation immersed in liquid nitrogen. The samples were successfully tested and qualified for partial discharge inception, AC withstand, and lightning impulse where voltage is applied to one phase with the other phases grounded. In addition one of the phase pairs was tested for dc withstand as a ldquoworst caserdquo scenario to simulate the effect of VLF (Very Low Frequency) tests on the actual cable installed at the Bixby site. The model and prototype cables will be described and the high voltage test results summarized.

James, David Randy [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL; Ellis, Alvin R [ORNL; Tuncer, Enis [ORNL; Gouge, Michael J [ORNL; Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL; Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL; Rey, Christopher M [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

High Voltage CMOS Control Interface for Astronomy - Grade Charged Coupled Devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Pan-STARRS telescope consists of an array of smaller mirrors viewed by a Gigapixel arrays of CCDs. These focal planes employ Orthogonal Transfer CCDs (OTCCDs) to allow on-chip image stabilization. Each OTCCD has advanced logic features that are controlled externally. A CMOS Interface Device for High Voltage has been developed to provide the appropiate voltage signal levels from a readout and control system designated STARGRASP. OTCCD chip output levels range from -3.3V to 16.7V, with two different output drive strenghts required depending on load capacitance (50pF and 1000pF), with 24mA of drive and a rise time on the order of 100ns. Additional testing ADC structures have been included in this chip to evaluate future functional additions for a next version of the chip.

Martin, Elena; Koga, Aaron; Ruckman, Larry; Onaka, Peter; Tonry, John; Lee, Aaron

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Feasibility of high-voltage systems for a very long drift in liquid argon TPCs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Designs of high-voltage (HV) systems for creating a drift electric field in liquid argon TPCs are reviewed. In ongoing experiments systems capable of approx. 100 kV are realised for a drift field of 0.5-1 kV/cm over a length of up to 1.5 m. Two of them having different approaches are presented: (1) the ICARUS-T600 detector having a system consisting of an external power supply, HV feedthroughs and resistive voltage degraders and (2) the ArDM-1t detector having a cryogenic Greinacher HV multiplier inside the liquid argon volume. For a giant scale liquid argon TPC, a system providing 2 MV may be required to attain a drift length of approx. 20 m. Feasibility of such a system is evaluated by extrapolating the existing designs.

Horikawa, S; Kaufmann, L; Laffranchi, M; Marchionni, A; Messina, M; Natterer, G; Rubbia, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Electrochemical Windows of Sulfone-Based Electrolytes for High-Voltage Li-Ion Batteries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Further development of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries requires electrolytes with electrochemical windows greater than 5 V. Sulfone-based electrolytes are promising for such a purpose. Here we compute the electrochemical windows for experimentally tested sulfone electrolytes by different levels of theory in combination with various solvation models. The MP2 method combined with the polarizable continuum model is shown to be the most accurate method to predict oxidation potentials of sulfone-based electrolytes with mean deviation less than 0.29 V. Mulliken charge analysis shows that the oxidation happens on the sulfone group for ethylmethyl sulfone and tetramethylene sulfone, and on the ether group for ether functionalized sulfones. Large electrochemical windows of sulfone-based electrolytes are mainly contributed by the sulfone group in the molecules which helps lower the HOMO level. This study can help understand the voltage limits imposed by the sulfone-based electrolytes and aid in designing new electrolytes with greater electrochemical windows.

Shao, Nan [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL; Jiang, Deen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Electric power high-voltage transmission lines: Design options, cost, and electric and magnetic field levels  

SciTech Connect

This report provides background information about (1) the electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) of high-voltage transmission lines at typical voltages and line configurations and (2) typical transmission line costs to assist on alternatives in environmental documents. EMF strengths at 0 {+-} 200 ft from centerline were calculated for ac overhead lines, and for 345 and 230-kV ac underground line and for a {+-}450-kV dc overhead line. Compacting and height sensitivity factors were computed for the variation in EMFs when line conductors are moved closer or raised. Estimated costs for the lines are presented and discussed so that the impact of using alternative strategies for reducing EMF strengths and the implications of implementing the strategies can be better appreciated.

Stoffel, J.B.; Pentecost, E.D.; Roman, R.D.; Traczyk, P.A.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Novel Nonflammable Electrolytes for Secondary Magnesium Batteries and High Voltage Electrolytes for Electrochemcial Supercapacitors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Magnesium has been used successfully in primary batteries, but its use in rechargeable cells has been stymied by the lack of suitable non-aqueous electrolyte that can conduct Mg+2 species, combined with poor stripping and plating properties. The development of a suitable cathode material for rechargeable magnesium batteries has also been a roadblock, but a nonflammable electrolyte is key. Likewise, the development of safe high voltage electrochemical supercapaitors has been stymied by the use of flammable solvents in the liquid electrolyte; to wit, acetonitrile. The purpose of the research conducted in this effort was to identify useful compositions of magnesium salts and polyphosphate solvents that would enable magnesium ions to be cycled within a secondary battery design. The polyphosphate solvents would provide the solvent for the magnesium salts while preventing the electrolyte from being flammable. This would enable these novel electrolytes to be considered as an alternative to THF-based electrolytes. In addition, we explored several of these solvents together with lithium slats for use as high voltage electrolytes for carbon-based electrochemical supercapacitors. The research was successful in that: 1) Magnesium imide dissolved in a phosphate ester solvent that contains a halogented phosphate ester appears to be the preferred electrolyte for a rechargeable Mg cell. 2) A combination of B-doped CNTs and vanadium phosphate appear to be the cathode of choice for a rechargeable Mg cell by virtue of higher voltage and better reversibility. 3) Magnesium alloys appear to perform better than pure magnesium when used in combination with the novel polyphosphate electrolytes. Also, this effort has established that Phoenix Innovationâ??s family of phosphonate/phosphate electrolytes together with specific lithium slats can be used in supercapacitor systems at voltages of greater than 10V.

Dr. Brian Dixon

2008-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

254

Transparent electrode for optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention relates generally to optical switches and techniques for applying a voltage to an electro-optical crystal, and more particularly, to transparent electodes for an optical switch. System architectures for very large inertial confinement fusion (ICF) lasers require active optical elements with apertures on the order of one meter. Large aperture optical switches are needed for isolation of stages, switch-out from regenerative amplifier cavities and protection from target retroreflections.

Goldhar, J.; Henesian, M.A.

1984-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

255

Degradation of Photovoltaic Modules Under High Voltage Stress in the Field: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The degradation in performance for eight photovoltaic (PV) modules stressed at high voltage (HV) is presented. Four types of modules--tandem-junction and triple-junction amorphous thin-film silicon, plus crystalline and polycrystalline silicon modules--were tested, with a pair of each biased at opposite polarities. They were deployed outdoors between 2001 and 2009 with their respective HV leakage currents through the module encapsulation continuously monitored with a data acquisition system, along with air temperature and relative humidity. For the first 5 years, all modules were biased continuously at fixed 600 VDC, day and night. In the last 2 years, the modules were step-bias stressed cyclically up and down in voltage between 10 and 600 VDC, in steps of tens to hundreds of volts. This allowed characterization of leakage current versus voltage under a large range of temperature and moisture conditions, facilitating determination of leakage paths. An analysis of the degradation is presented, along with integrated leakage charge. In HV operation: the bulk silicon modules degraded either insignificantly or at rates of 0.1%/yr higher than modules not biased at HV; for the thin-film silicon modules, the added loss rates are insignificant for one type, or 0.2%/yr-0.6%/yr larger for the other type.

del Cueto, J. A.; Rummel, S. R.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Automatic voltage-imbalance detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is described for indicating and preventing damage to voltage cells such as galvanic cells and fuel cells connected in series by detecting sequential voltages and comparing these voltages to adjacent voltage cells. The device is implemented by using operational amplifiers and switching circuitry is provided by transistors. The device can be utilized in battery powered electric vehicles to prevent galvanic cell damage and also in series connected fuel cells to prevent fuel cell damage.

Bobbett, R.E.; McCormick, J.B.; Kerwin, W.J.

1981-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

257

The commercial development of water repellent coatings for high voltage transmission lines  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between UT-Battelle, LLC and Southwire Company was to jointly develop a low cost, commercially viable, water-repellant anti-icing coating system for high voltage transmission lines. Icing of power lines and other structures caused by freezing rain events occurs annually in the United States, and leads to severe and prolonged power outages. These outages cause untold economic and personal distress for many American families and businesses. Researchers at the Department of Energy?s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee have previously developed a set of superhydrophobic coatings with remarkable anti-icing properties that could potentially be sprayed or painted onto high-tension power lines and pylons. These coatings drastically reduce ice accumulation on these structures during freezing rain events. The project involved obtaining technical input, supplies and test high voltage cables from Southwire, along with the joint development of anti-icing coating techniques, which would result in a commercial license agreement between Southwire and ORNL, and potentially other companies requiring water repellent anti-icing coatings.

Hunter, S. R. [ORNL] [ORNL; Daniel, A. [Southwire Company] [Southwire Company

2013-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

258

The commercial development of water repellent coatings for high voltage transmission lines  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between UT-Battelle, LLC and Southwire Company was to jointly develop a low cost, commercially viable, water-repellant anti-icing coating system for high voltage transmission lines. Icing of power lines and other structures caused by freezing rain events occurs annually in the United States, and leads to severe and prolonged power outages. These outages cause untold economic and personal distress for many American families and businesses. Researchers at the Department of Energy s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee have previously developed a set of superhydrophobic coatings with remarkable anti-icing properties that could potentially be sprayed or painted onto high-tension power lines and pylons. These coatings drastically reduce ice accumulation on these structures during freezing rain events. The project involved obtaining technical input, supplies and test high voltage cables from Southwire, along with the joint development of anti-icing coating techniques, which would result in a commercial license agreement between Southwire and ORNL, and potentially other companies requiring water repellent anti-icing coatings.

Hunter, Scott Robert [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Switches for Solar Power Conversion: Four Quadrant GaN Switch Enabled Three Phase Grid-Tied Microinverters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Solar ADEPT Project: Transphorm is developing power switches for new types of inverters that improve the efficiency and reliability of converting energy from solar panels into useable electricity for the grid. Transistors act as fast switches and control the electrical energy that flows in an electrical circuit. Turning a transistor off opens the circuit and stops the flow of electrical current; turning it on closes the circuit and allows electrical current to flow. In this way a transistor can be used to convert DC from a solar panel into AC for use in a home. Transphorm’s transistors will enable a single semiconductor device to switch electrical currents at high-voltage in both directions—making the inverter more compact and reliable. Transphorm is using Gallium Nitride (GaN) as a semiconductor material in its transistors instead of silicon, which is used in most conventional transistors, because GaN transistors have lower losses at higher voltages and switching frequencies.

None

2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

260

High-Power Plasma Switch for 11.4 GHz Microwave Pulse Compressor  

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Results obtained in several experiments on active RF pulse compression at X-band using a magnicon as the high-power RF source are presented. In these experiments, microwave energy was stored in high-Q TE01 and TE02 modes of two parallel-fed resonators, and then discharged using switches activated with rapidly fired plasma discharge tubes. Designs and high-power tests of several versions of the compressor are described. In these experiments, coherent pulse superposition was demonstrated at a 5–9 MW level of incident power. The compressed pulses observed had powers of 50–70 MW and durations of 40–70 ns. Peak power gains were measured to be in the range of 7:1–11:1 with efficiency in the range of 50–63%.

Jay L. Hirshfield

2010-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectrographic temperature measurement of a high power breakdown arc in a high pressure gas switch  

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A procedure for obtaining an approximate temperature value of conducting plasma generated during self-break closure of a RIMFIRE gas switch is described. The plasma is in the form of a breakdown arc which conducts approximately 12 kJ of energy in 1 {mu}s. A spectrographic analysis of the trigger-section of the 6-MV RIMFIRE laser triggered gas switch used in Sandia National Laboratory's ''Z-Machine'' has been made. It is assumed that the breakdown plasma has sufficiently approached local thermodynamic equilibrium allowing a black-body temperature model to be applied. This model allows the plasma temperature and radiated power to be approximated. The gas dielectric used in these tests was pressurized SF{sub 6}. The electrode gap is set at 4.59 cm for each test. The electrode material is stainless steel and insulator material is poly(methyl methacrylate). A spectrum range from 220 to 550 nanometers has been observed and calibrated using two spectral irradiance lamps and three spectrograph gratings. The approximate plasma temperature is reported.

Yeckel, Christopher; Curry, Randy [Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Center for Physical and Power Electronics, University of Missouri--Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211 (United States)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

262

Market Manual (Draft rev 5 – ‘Clean’) Transmission Grid- High Voltage Metering  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1.1. The Market Rules allow metering installations to be placed on the high voltage (HV) grid on the supply side of the Defined Meter Point. 1.2. The Market Rules allow metering installations on the high voltage grid to be associated to more than one connection point or embedded connection point. 1.3. The Market Rules permit a metering installation to be registered in respect of more than one facility even though the meter point is not located at the defined meter points, provided that all transfers of energy at any points of supply or consumption for the facilities to which the metering installation relates are determined in a manner satisfactory to the IESO. 1.4. This arrangement permits a reduction in the number of metering installations by using a single HV metering installation to settle multiple connection points or embedded connection points to a single delivery point. This arrangement applies to both energy and transmission settlement. 1.5. Any adjustment between the metering installations and the normal location of the Delivery Point(s) may be by means of an adjustment formula, provided that all

unknown authors

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

The Development of the Electrically Controlled High Power RF Switch and Its Application to Active RF Pulse Compression Systems  

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In the past decades, there has been increasing interest in pulsed high power RF sources for building high-gradient high-energy particle accelerators. Passive RF pulse compression systems have been used in many applications to match the available RF sources to the loads requiring higher RF power but a shorter pulse. Theoretically, an active RF pulse compression system has the advantage of higher efficiency and compactness over the passive system. However, the key component for such a system an element capable of switching hundreds of megawatts of RF power in a short time compared to the compressed pulse width is still an open problem. In this dissertation, we present a switch module composed of an active window based on the bulk effects in semiconductor, a circular waveguide three-port network and a movable short plane, with the capability to adjust the S-parameters before and after switching. The RF properties of the switch module were analyzed. We give the scaling laws of the multiple-element switch systems, which allow the expansion of the system to a higher power level. We present a novel overmoded design for the circular waveguide three-port network and the associated circular-to-rectangular mode-converter. We also detail the design and synthesis process of this novel mode-converter. We demonstrate an electrically controlled ultra-fast high power X-band RF active window built with PIN diodes on high resistivity silicon. The window is capable of handling multi-megawatt RF power and can switch in 2-300ns with a 1000A current driver. A low power active pulse compression experiment was carried out with the switch module and a 375ns resonant delay line, obtaining 8 times compression gain with a compression ratio of 20.

Guo, Jiquan; /SLAC

2009-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

264

A combinatorial histidine scanning library approach to engineer highly pH-dependent protein switches  

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There is growing interest in the development of protein switches, which are proteins whose function, such as binding a target molecule, can be modulated through environmental triggers. Efforts to engineer highly pH sensitive protein-protein interactions typically rely on the rational introduction of ionizable groups in the protein interface. Such experiments are typically time intensive and often sacrifice the protein's affinity at the permissive pH. The underlying thermodynamics of proton-linkage dictate that the presence of multiple ionizable groups, which undergo a pK{sub a} change on protein binding, are necessary to result in highly pH-dependent binding. To test this hypothesis, a novel combinatorial histidine library was developed where every possible combination of histidine and wild-type residue is sampled throughout the interface of a model anti-RNase A single domain VHH antibody. Antibodies were coselected for high-affinity binding and pH-sensitivity using an in vitro, dual-function selection strategy. The resulting antibodies retained near wild-type affinity yet became highly sensitive to small decreases in pH, drastically decreasing their binding affinity, due to the incorporation of multiple histidine groups. Several trends were observed, such as histidine 'hot-spots,' which will help enhance the development of pH switch proteins as well as increase our understanding of the role of ionizable residues in protein interfaces. Overall, the combinatorial approach is rapid, general, and robust and should be capable of producing highly pH-sensitive protein affinity reagents for a number of different applications.

Murtaugh, Megan L.; Fanning, Sean W.; Sharma, Tressa M.; Terry, Alexandra M.; Horn, James R. (NIU)

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

265

Sulfone-based electrolytes for high voltage li-ion batteries.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sulfone-based electrolytes have been investigated as electrolytes for lithium-ion cells using high-voltage positive electrodes, such as LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} and LiNi{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} spinels, and Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} spinel as negative electrode. In the presence of imide salt (LiTFSI) and ethyl methyl sulfone or tetramethyl sulfone (TMS) electrolytes, the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/LiMn{sub 2}O{sub 4} cell exhibited a specific capacity of 80 mAh g{sup -1} with an excellent capacity retention after 100 cycles. In a cell with high-voltage LiNi{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} positive electrode and 1 M LiPF{sub 6} in TMS as electrolyte, the capacity reached 110 mAh g{sup -1} at the C/12 rate. When TMS was blended with ethyl methyl carbonate, the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12}/LiNi{sub 0.5}Mn{sub 1.5}O{sub 4} cell delivered an initial capacity of 80 mAh g{sup -1} and cycled fairly well for 1000 cycles under 2C rate. The exceptional electrochemical stability of the sulfone electrolytes and their compatibility with the Li{sub 4}Ti{sub 5}O{sub 12} safer and stable anode were the main reason behind the outstanding electrochemical performance observed with high-potential spinel cathode materials. These electrolytes could be promising alternative electrolytes for high-energy density battery applications such as plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles that require a long cycle life.

Abouimrane, A.; Belharouak, I.; Amine, K. (Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Reference Book: Chapter 24 - Operation and Maintenance of HVDC Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains descriptions of the operation and maintenance (O&M) activities of traditional high-voltage direct current (HVDC) line commutated (thyristor-based) and voltage-sourced converter (VSC) transmission systems. Both long-distance transmission schemesincluding the transmission linesand back-to-back schemes are included. The various tasks involved in the O&M of HVDC systems are described at some length, and a range of estimates is given for the staff requirements to carry out these activitie...

2010-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

267

ANUEADflM-31 Electric Power High-Voltage Transmission Lines:  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

ANUEADflM-31 ANUEADflM-31 Electric Power High-Voltage Transmission Lines: Design Options, Cost, and Electric and Magnetic Field Levels by J.B. Stoffel,' E.D. Pentecost, R.D. Roman, and P.A. Traczyk Environmental Assessment Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439 November 1994 Work sponsored by United States Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Office of Fuels Program Stoffel is affiliated with Argonne's Electronics and Computing Technologies Division. D4SlRlBUTlON OF THIS DOCUMENT IS UNLiMltEb - . - . - . - . ... - , . ^ ~ .. , . . . , . . _ I T h i s report i s printed on recycled paper. @ . . .. . ' . . . A :_ - .. ., . . DISCLAIMER This report was .prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither

268

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage Power Module for ESS - Brandon Passmore, APEI  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

W. Research Center Blvd. * Fayetteville, AR 72701 * (479) 443-5759 W. Research Center Blvd. * Fayetteville, AR 72701 * (479) 443-5759 Design and Development of a Low Cost, Manufacturable High Voltage Power Module for Energy Storage Systems Phase I SBIR September 27, 2012 Brandon Passmore, PhD Sr. Electronics Packaging Research Engineer Email: bpassmo@apei.net Acknowledgements * I would like to thank Dr. Imre Gyuk of the DOE Energy Storage Systems Program and Dr. Stan Atcitty for technical support * I would also like to thank 2 Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

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Artificial SEI Enables High-Voltage Lithium-ion Batteries | ornl.gov  

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Functional Materials for Energy Functional Materials for Energy Artificial SEI Enables High-Voltage Lithium-ion Batteries September 03, 2013 Efficacy of Lipon coating as an artificial SEI for suppression of electrolyte decomposition on a 5V spinel cathode: coulombic efficiency was measured versus cycle numbers at samples with different coating thickness. An artificial solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) of lithium phosphorus oxynitride (Lipon) enables the use of 5V cathode materials with conventional carbonate electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries. Five volt cathode materials, such as LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, are desirable to provide higher energy, however conventional carbonate electrolytes decompose above 4.5V compromising the battery performance. This work shows that Lipon coating suppresses the electrolyte decomposition, as measured by the

270

Status of High Polarization DC High Voltage GaAs Photoguns  

SciTech Connect

This talk will review the state of the art of high polarization GaAs photoguns used worldwide. Subject matter will include drive laser technology, photocathode material, gun design, vacuum requirements and photocathode lifetime as a function of beam current. Recent results have demonstrated high current, 85% polarized beams with high reliability and long lifetime under operational conditions. Research initiatives for ensuring production of high average and peak current beams for future accelerator facilities such as ELIC and the ILC will be also discussed.

P. A. Adderley; J. Brittian; J. Clark; J. Grames; J. Hansknecht; J. McCarter; M. Poelker; M. L. Stutzman; R. Suleiman; K. E. L. Surles-Law

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Low-voltage-swing Monolithic DC-DC Conversion  

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Abstract—A low-voltage-swing MOSFET gate drive technique is proposed in this paper for enhancing the efficiency characteristics of high-frequency-switching dc–dc converters. The parasitic power dissipation of a dc–dc converter is reduced by lowering the voltage swing of the power transistor gate drivers. A comprehensive circuit model of the parasitic impedances of a monolithic buck converter is presented. Closed-form expressions for the total power dissipation of a low-swing buck converter are proposed. The effect of reducing the MOSFET gate voltage swings is explored with the proposed circuit model. A range of design parameters is evaluated, permitting the development of a design space for full integration of active and passive devices of a low-swing buck converter on the same die, for a target CMOS technology. The optimum gate voltage swing of a power MOSFET that maximizes efficiency is lower than a standard full voltage swing. An efficiency of 88 % at a switching frequency of 102 MHz is achieved for a voltage conversion from 1.8 to 0.9 V with a low-swing dc–dc converter based on a 0.18- m CMOS technology. The power dissipation of a low-swing dc–dc converter is reduced by 27.9 % as compared to a standard full-swing dc–dc converter. Index Terms—Buck converter, dc–dc converters, enhanced efficiency, high frequency, low power, low swing, monolithic integration, on-chip voltage conversion, parameter optimization, parasitic impedances, power dissipation modeling, power supply, reduced energy dissipation, reduced voltage swing, switching voltage regulator. I.

Volkan Kursun; Siva G. Narendra; Vivek K. De; Eby G. Friedman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Providing quality of service over high speed electronic and optical switches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a network, multiple links are interconnected by means of switches. A switch is a device with multiple input and output links, and its job is to move data from the input links to the output links. In this thesis, we focus ...

Koksal, Can Emre, 1975-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

A high-performance ATM switch based on modified shuffle-exchange network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an output buffering ATM switch, called modified shuffle-exchange network (MSN) that is obtained by inserting a connection pattern just after every other shuffle-exchange stage. The purpose of modifying a shuffle-exchange network by ... Keywords: Destination tag routing scheme, Internal conflict, Output buffering ATM switch, Performance evaluation, Shuffle-exchange network

Hasan Cam

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Nanomechanical switch for integration with CMOS logic.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We designed, fabricated and measured the performance of nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) switches. Initial data are reported with one of the switch designs having a measured switching time of 400 ns and an operating voltage of 5 V. The switches operated laterally with unmeasurable leakage current in the 'off' state. Surface micromachining techniques were used to fabricate the switches. All processing was CMOS compatible. A single metal layer, defined by a single mask step, was used as the mechanical switch layer. The details of the modeling, fabrication and testing of the NEMS switches are reported.

Nordquist, Christopher Daniel; Wolfley, Steven L.; Baker, Michael Sean; Czaplewski, David A.; Wendt, Joel Robert; Kraus, Garth Merlin; de Boer, Maarten Pieter; Patrizi, Gary A.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Current-Voltage and Capacitance-Voltage characteristics of Pd ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Current-Voltage and Capacitance-Voltage characteristics of Pd ... Nonlocal Modeling in High Rate Deformation and Ductile Fracture of ...

276

Ceramic end seal design for high temperature high voltage nuclear instrumentation cables  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A coaxial, hermetically sealed end structure is described for electrical instrumentation cables. A generally tubular ceramic body is hermetically sealed within a tubular sheath which is in turn sealed to the cable sheath. One end of the elongated tubular ceramic insulator is sealed to a metal end cap. The other end of the elongated tubular insulator has an end surface which is shaped concave relative to a central conductor which extends out of this end surface. When the end seal is hermetically sealed to an instrumentation cable device and the central conductor is maintained at a high positive potential relative to the tubular metal sheath, the electric field between the central conductor and the outer sheath tends to collect electrons from the concave end surface of the insulator. This minimizes breakdown pulse noise generation when instrumentation potentials are applied to the central conductor.

Meiss, James D. (Berkeley, CA); Cannon, Collins P. (Kennewick, VA)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

A low-power, high-bandwidth LDO voltage regulator with no external capacitor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulator for low-power applications is designed without an external capacitor for compensation. The regulator has two stages, the first a folded cascode amplifier and the second a large pass ...

Ha, Miranda J. (Miranda Joy)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Effect of MOSFET threshold voltage variation on high-performance circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The driving force for the semiconductor industry growth has been the elegant scaling nature of CMOS technology. In future CMOS technology generations, supply and threshold voltages will have to continually scale to sustain ...

Narendra, Siva G. (Siva Gurusami), 1971-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Assessment of research directions for high-voltage direct-current power systems. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission continues to be an emerging technology nearly thirty years after its introduction into modern power systems. To date its use has been restricted to either specialized applications having identifiable economic advantages (e.g., breakeven distance) or, rarely, applications where decoupling is needed. Only recently have the operational advantages (e.g., power modulation) of HVDC been realized on operating systems. A research project whose objective was to identify hardware developments and, where appropriate, system applications which can exemplify cost and operational advantages of integrated ac/dc power systems is discussed. The three principal tasks undertaken were: assessment of equipment developments; quantification of operational advantages; and interaction with system planners. Interest in HVDC power transmission has increased markedly over the past several years, and many new systems are now being investigated. The dissemination of information about HVDC, including specifically the symposium undertaken for Task 3, is a critical factor in fostering an understanding of this important adjunct to ac power transmission.

Long, W F

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Laser-Triggered Lightning Laboratory Tests: Preparation for Testing at Mississippi State University High-Voltage Laboratory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning diversion using laser technology could be operationally used in the power industry to protect sensitive facilities such as nuclear power plants and critical substations, control centers, and customer facilities. This report provides results to date and plans for large-scale, high-voltage laboratory testing of laser-triggered lightning technology.

1998-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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281

A Value Proposition for Developing an Industry Database for High Voltage Circuit Breakers & CIM Data Objects for T&D  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI initiated work to develop databases for performance analysis and benchmarking in order to address issues of performance data availability, support industry efforts to maximize power delivery asset values, and optimize maintenance activities. With the successful development of an industrywide database for distribution cables and the extension of that work to power transformers, interest has turned to high-voltage circuit breakers (HVCBs).

2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

282

A three-level buck converter to regulate a high-voltage DC-to-AC inverter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A three-level buck converter is designed and analyzed, and shown to be suitable as a high-voltage down converter as a pre-regulation stage for a 600 watt DC-to-AC power inverter. Topology selection for the inverter is ...

Schrock, Kenneth C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Rail-gap switch modifications and test data for the Atlas capacitor bank  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Atlas is a facility being designed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to perform high energy-density experiments in support of weapons-physics and basic-research programs. The capacitor bank design consists of a 36-MJ array of 240-kV Marx modules. The system is designed to deliver a peak current of 45- to 50-MA with a 4- to 5-us risetime. Evaluation, testing and qualification of key components of the Marx module are being conducted. One key element of the Marx module is the low inductance, high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer spark-gap switch needed for this application, 304 of which will be used in the Atlas capacitor bank. Because of the Marx module configuration, overall system inductance requirements and the need for a triggered switch, the design team initially selected the Maxwell Technologies railgap switch. The switch has been used in other high-voltage, high-current, high-coulomb transfer applications and would meet the Atlas facility requirements with some modifications. Testing of the Maxwell rail-gap switch under expected Atlas conditions is in progress. For the Atlas application, the rail-gap switch required some mechanical design modifications, which are discussed. Maxwell provided to modified switches for testing and evaluation. Results of this testing, before and after modifications, and inherent maintenance improvements to meet overall system reliability will be discussed.

Lopez, E.A.; Bennett, G.A.; Bartsch, R.R. [and others

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Fast Switching Ferroelectric Materials for Accelerator Applications  

SciTech Connect

Fast switching (<10 nsec) measurement results on the recently developed BST(M) (barium strontium titanium oxide composition with magnesium-based additions) ferroelectric materials are presented. These materials can be used as the basis for new advanced technology components suitable for high-gradient accelerators. A ferroelectric ceramic has an electric field-dependent dielectric permittivity that can be altered by applying a bias voltage. Ferroelectric materials offer significant benefits for linear collider applications, in particular, for switching and control elements where a very short response time of <10 nsec is required. The measurement results presented here show that the new BST(M) ceramic exhibits a high tunability factor: a bias field of 40-50 kV/cm reduces the permittivity by a factor of 1.3-1.5. The recently developed technology of gold biasing contact deposition on large diameter (110 cm) thin wall ferroelectric rings allowed {approx}few nsec switching times in witness sample experiments. The ferroelectric rings can be used at high pulsed power (tens of megawatts) for X-band components as well as at high average power in the range of a few kilowatts for the L-band phase-shifter, under development for optimization of the ILC rf coupling. Accelerator applications include fast active X-band and Ka-band high-power ferroelectric switches, high-power X-band and L-band phase shifters, and tunable dielectric-loaded accelerating structures.

Kanareykin, A.; Schoessow, P. [Euclid Techlabs LLC, Solon, OH 44139 (United States); Nenasheva, E. [Ceramics Co. Ltd, St.Petersburg 194223 (Russian Federation); Yakovlev, V. [Omega-P Inc., New Haven, CT 06511 (United States); Dedyk, A.; Karmanenko, S.; Kozyrev, A.; Osadchy, V.; Kosmin, D.; Semenov, A. [St. Petersburg Electrical Engineering University, St. Petersburg 197376 (Russian Federation)

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

285

Characterization of the Li(Si)/CoS(2) couple for a high-voltage, high-power thermal battery  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In order to determined the capabilities of a thermal battery with high-voltage and high-power requirements, a detailed characterization of the candidate LiSi/LiCl-LiBr-LiF/CoS{sub 2} electrochemical couple was conducted. The rate capability of this system was investigated using 0.75 inch-dia. and 1.25 inch-dia. single and multiple cells under isothermal conditions, where the cells were regularly pulsed at increasingly higher currents. Limitations of the electronic loads and power supplies necessitated using batteries to obtain the desired maximum current densities possible for this system. Both 1.25 inch-dia. and 3 inch-dia. stacks were used with the number of cells ranging from 5 to 20. Initial tests involved 1.25 inch-dia. cells, where current densities in excess of 15 A/cm{sup 2} (>200 W/cm{sup 2}) were attained with 20-cell batteries during 1-s pulses. In subsequent follow-up tests with 3 inch-dia., 10-cell batteries, ten 400-A 1-s pulses were delivered over an operating period often minutes. These tests formed the foundation for subsequent full-sized battery tests with 125 cells with this chemistry.

GUIDOTTI,RONALD A.; REINHARDT,FREDERICK W.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

High speed transfer switch with 50 kA and 50 kV  

SciTech Connect

This paper gives the mechanical design and electrical parameters of a pneumatically operated transfer switch. This design is used to switch 3-second 50-kA current pulses, and is easily capable of 75 kA operation (2 {times} 10{sup 10} I{sup 2}t); with water-cooled versions capable of 20 kA continuously. Although the switch is not specifically designed to make or break 50 kA, it is provided with auxiliary Elkonite arcing contacts have proven their value in protecting the main electrodes even under repetitive (50 kA) fault conditions. Included in this presentation will be the results of extensive life testing and associated criteria. 6 figs., 1 tab.

Reass, W.A.; Kasik, R.J.; Wilds, W.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

High voltage capability electrical coils insulated with materials containing SF.sub.6 gas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A coil is made having a plurality of layers of adjacent metal conductor windings subject to voltage stress, where the windings have insulation therebetween containing a small number of minute disposed throughout its cross-section, where the voids are voids filled with SF.sub.6 gas to substitute for air or other gaseous materials in from about 60% to about 95% of the cross-sectional void volume in the insulation, thus incorporating an amount of SF.sub.6 gas in the cross-section of the insulation effective to substantially increase corona inception voltages.

Lanoue, Thomas J. (Muncie, IN); Zeise, Clarence L. (Penn Township, Allegheny County, PA); Wagenaar, Loren (Muncie, IN); Westervelt, Dean C. (Acme, PA)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Multilevel cascade voltage source inverter with seperate DC sources  

SciTech Connect

A multilevel cascade voltage source inverter having separate DC sources is described herein. This inverter is applicable to high voltage, high power applications such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) including static VAR generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting and voltage balancing and fuel cell and photovoltaic utility interface systems. The M-level inverter consists of at least one phase wherein each phase has a plurality of full bridge inverters equipped with an independent DC source. This inverter develops a near sinusoidal approximation voltage waveform with only one switching per cycle as the number of levels, M, is increased. The inverter may have either single-phase or multi-phase embodiments connected in either wye or delta configurations.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Multilevel cascade voltage source inverter with seperate DC sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multilevel cascade voltage source inverter having separate DC sources is described herein. This inverter is applicable to high voltage, high power applications such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) including static VAR generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting and voltage balancing and fuel cell and photovoltaic utility interface systems. The M-level inverter consists of at least one phase wherein each phase has a plurality of full bridge inverters equipped with an independent DC source. This inverter develops a near sinusoidal approximation voltage waveform with only one switching per cycle as the number of levels, M, is increased. The inverter may have either single-phase or multi-phase embodiments connected in either wye or delta configurations.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Knoxville, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Blacksburg, VA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Multilevel cascade voltage source inverter with separate DC sources  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multilevel cascade voltage source inverter having separate DC sources is described herein. This inverter is applicable to high voltage, high power applications such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) including static VAR generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting and voltage balancing and fuel cell and photovoltaic utility interface systems. The M-level inverter consists of at least one phase wherein each phase has a plurality of full bridge inverters equipped with an independent DC source. This inverter develops a near sinusoidal approximation voltage waveform with only one switching per cycle as the number of levels, M, is increased. The inverter may have either single-phase or multi-phase embodiments connected in either wye or delta configurations. 15 figs.

Peng, F.Z.; Lai, J.S.

1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

291

Cygnus Diverter Switch Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Cygnus Dual Beam Radiographic Facility consists of two 2.25-MV, 60-kA, 50-ns x-ray sources fielded in an underground laboratory at the Nevada Test Site. The tests performed in this laboratory involve study of the dynamic properties of plutonium and are called subcritical experiments. From end-to-end, the Cygnus machines utilize the following components: Marx generator, water-filled pulse-forming line (PFL), waterfilled coaxial transmission line (WTL), 3-cell inductive voltage adder (IVA), and rod-pinch diode. The upstream WTL interface to the PFL is via a radial insulator with coaxial geometry. The downstream WTL terminates in a manifold where the center conductor splits into three lines which individually connect to each of the IVA cell inputs. There is an impedance mismatch at this juncture. It is a concern that a reflected pulse due to anomalous behavior in the IVA or diode might initiate breakdown upon arrival at the upstream PFL/WTL insulator. Therefore near the beginning of the WTL a radial diverter switch is installed to protect the insulator from over voltage and breakdown. The diverter has adjustable gap spacing, and an in-line aqueous-solution (sodium thiosulfate) resistor array for energy dissipation. There are capacitive voltage probes at both ends of the WTL and on the diverter switch. These voltage signals will be analyzed to determine diverter performance. Using this analysis the usefulness of the diverter switch will be evaluated.

G. Corrow, M. Hansen, D. Henderson, C. Mitton et al.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Thermally actuated thermionic switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermally actuated thermionic switch which responds to an increase of temperature by changing from a high impedance to a low impedance at a predictable temperature set point. The switch has a bistable operation mode switching only on temperature increases. The thermionic material may be a metal which is liquid at the desired operation temperature and held in matrix in a graphite block reservoir, and which changes state (ionizes, for example) so as to be electrically conductive at a desired temperature.

Barrus, D.M.; Shires, C.D.

1982-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

293

PRESENT AND FUTURE TECHNOLOGY OF HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEMS FOR NEUTRAL BEAM INJECTORS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

savings tn the power conditioning transformers would result.power supply would be extremely simple, involving as major components only primary contactors, voltage-variable transformer,transformer reactance. For the LBL 160-kV, 75-A NBSTF Accel power

Baker, W.R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Real time prelocalisation of electrical defaults on high voltage underground cable (single-phase case)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes an assistance tool to the prelocalisation of the insulation defaults affecting electrical single-phase cables by using voltage and current measurements available in source substation. An equivalent network modeling defaults to the ... Keywords: default distance, distributed parameters, insulation default, prelocalisation, sheath, underground cable

Thameur Aloui; Fathi Ben Amar; Nizar Derbel; Hsan Hadj Abdallah

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

A zero-crossing switched-capacitor filter design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design of switched capacitor circuits in scaled CMOS technologies is becoming difficult because of low device intrinsic gain and reduced power supply voltage. To solve these problems, comparator-based switched-capacitor ...

Lee, Sungah

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

A new converter fault discrimination method for a 12-pulse high-voltage direct current system based on wavelet transform and Hidden Markov Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The progressive development in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission enhances the need to implement an efficient protection scheme to distinguish the minimum faulty part of the system and to relieve the stressed equipment. This paper proposes ... Keywords: Discrete Hidden Markov Models, converter faults, fault discrimination, high-voltage direct current, wavelet transform

Mohamad Tahan; Hassan Monsef; Shahrokh Farhangi

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

The Use of Thyristors for Repetitive Narrow Pulse, High Power Switching  

SciTech Connect

Inverter type thyristors were switched repetitively to failure with 1 {micro}s pulses at repetition rates of 10, 50 and 100 pps and at peak currents up to 12 kA. Millions of pulses could be obtained before failure if the peak current were held at around 6 kA.

BAYNE,S.B.; PORTNOY,W.M.; ROHWEIN,G.J.

2000-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

298

EPRI Comments on a French Study of Residential Proximity to High-Voltage Power Lines and Childhood Leukemia  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Results of a French case-control epidemiologic study of residential proximity to high-voltage power lines and risk of childhood acute leukemia were published in the British Journal of Cancer.  The EPRI Comments provides background information on the study, summarizes the main results and discusses the study’s strength and limitations. The EPRI Comments also highlights an ongoing EPRI-funded epidemiologic study in California that is expected to provide further insight ...

2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

299

High-Voltage Direct Current Corona Testing of Transmission Line Hardware and Insulator Assemblies: Development of Test Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When specifying hardware for new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines or replacement hardware for existing HVDC lines utilities generally require that the hardware meet specific corona performance requirements.While standards and test methods exist for testing hardware used on HVAC systems, no such material is available for HVDC systems.HVAC tests are sometimes conducted on the hardware and the results obtained are then related to HVDC by utilizing the peak HVAC line to ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

300

EPRI Comments on a UK Case-Control Study of Magnetic Fields from High Voltage Power Lines and Childhood Cancer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A paper, entitled "Childhood cancer and magnetic fields from high voltage power lines in England and Wales: a case-control study," was published in the British Journal of Cancer on September 28, 2010. The authors assessed the association between exposure to EMF from power lines at the address of birth and childhood cancer. The current paper provides additional results to a study published earlier from the same data set in 2005. These EPRI comments provide an overview of study findings, conclusions, stren...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxidation Potentials of Functionalized Sulfone Solvents for High-Voltage Li-Ion Batteries: A Computational Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New electrolytes with large electrochemical windows are needed to meet the challenge for high-voltage Li-ion batteries. Sulfone as an electrolyte solvent boasts of high oxidation potentials. Here we examine the effect of multiple functionalization on sulfone's oxidation potential. We compute oxidation potentials for a series of sulfone-based molecules functionalized with fluorine, cyano, ester, and carbonate groups by using a quantum chemistry method within a continuum solvation model. We find that multifunctionalization is a key to achieving high oxidation potentials. This can be realized through either a fluorether group on a sulfone molecule or sulfonyl fluoride with a cyano or ester group.

Shao, Nan [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL; Jiang, Deen [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Reflective HTS switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A HTS (High Temperature Superconductor) switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time. 6 figs.

Martens, J.S.; Hietala, V.M.; Hohenwarter, G.K.G.

1994-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

303

A low-power and high-linear double-balanced switching mixer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a novel topology mixer that leads to better performance in terms of linearity and power consumption for low supply voltage. Designed in umc 0.18?m CMOS technology, the mixer achieves: 4.55dB power conversion gain; 13.3dB noise ... Keywords: IIP3, noise figure

Jun-Da Chen; Zhi-Ming Lin

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

A monitor and control system for high voltage, gating, and triggering of a scintillating fiber active target  

SciTech Connect

A monitor and control system has been designed, constructed and tested at Notre Dame for the purpose of controlling all aspects of a Scintillating Fiber Acxtive Target system used in High Energy Physics Experimentation. The SFT Active Target system requires control of high voltages, gating, trigger counters, and monitoring. In addition, it resides in a radioactive area with very limited access. The control system uses a Leading Edge microcomputer, two specialized Z80-based processors, associated DACs, ADCs, discrete semiconductors, linear ICs and TTL and MECL logic. All of the hardware and software is custom-built; its design and performance is discussed.

Baumbaugh, B.; Bishop, J.; Gardner, R.W.; Mountain, R.J.; Ruchti, R.; Baumbaugh, A.; Knickerbocker, K.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

A monitor and control system for high voltage, gating, and triggering of a scintillating fiber active target  

SciTech Connect

A monitor and control system has been designed, constructed and tested at Notre Dame for the purpose of controlling all aspects of a Scintillating Fiber Active Target system used in High Energy Physics Experimentation. The SFT Active Target system requires control of high voltages, gating, trigger counters, and monitoring. In addition, it resides in a radioactive area with very limited access. The control system uses a Leading Edge microcomputer, two specialized Z80-based processors, associated DACs, ADCs, discrete semiconductors, linear ICs, and TTL and MECL logic. All of the hardware and software is custom-built; its design and performance is discussed. 5 refs., 4 figs.

Baumbaugh, B.; Bishop, J.; Gardner, R.W.; Mountain, R.J.; Ruchti, R.; Baumbaugh, A.; Knickerbocker, K.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Battery/Charger Load Switch Approximates Ideal Diode  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: Two circuits are described. The first uses external MOSFETs driven by the Power OK (POK) output of a Li-cell charger IC (MAX8814), to switch a load between battery and charging source without intervention from a microcontroller or system software. For charger ICs without a POK output (such as the MAX1507), the second circuit does the same switching using MOSFETs and a comparator (MAX920). A similar version of this article appeared in the July 19, 2010 issue of Electronic Design magazine. Most rechargeable battery-powered systems include a switch that connects the load either to the battery or to a source of charging power. Without it, a system with depleted battery may not operate immediately when plugged in. A switching circuit also allows the system to operate on adapter power while the battery is charging. The simplest and lowest-cost method for this battery/adapter power handoff is a diode-OR connection. The load connects to each power source (battery and adapter) through separate Schottky diodes, so power is applied by the higher voltage—battery or adapter. The drawback to this approach is the power loss (P D = I BATTERYV DIODE) and voltage drop (V DIODE = 0.350V at 0.5A, from the PMEG2010AEH data sheet) incurred when the battery services the load. Such losses may not be significant for high-voltage multicell batteries, but for 1-cell Li+ batteries or 2–4 cell NiMh batteries, the percentages of power loss and diode drop across the blocking diode are considerable. The circuit of Figure 1 switches loads with a voltage drop of only 45mV at 0.5A, which is a head-room improvement of 350mV-

Budge Ing; Hubert Bugajski

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Determination of the cathode and anode voltage drops in high power low-pressure amalgam lamps  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For the first time, cathode and anode drops of powerful low-pressure amalgam lamps were measured. The lamp discharge current is 3.2 A, discharge current frequency is 43 kHz, linear electric power is 2.4 W/cm. The method of determination of a cathode drop is based on the change of a lamp operating voltage at variation of the electrode filament current at constant discharge current. The total (cathode plus anode) drop of voltage was measured by other, independent ways. The maximum cathode fall is 10.8 V; the anode fall corresponding to the maximal cathode fall is 2.4 V. It is shown that in powerful low pressure amalgam lamps the anode fall makes a considerable contribution (in certain cases, the basic one) to heating of electrodes. Therefore, the anode fall cannot be neglected, at design an electrode and ballast of amalgam lamps with operating discharge current frequency of tens of kHz.

Vasilyak, L. M., E-mail: vasilyak@ihed.ras.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation); Vasiliev, A. I., E-mail: vasiliev@npo.lit.ru; Kostyuchenko, S. V.; Sokolov, D. V.; Startsev, A. Yu. [Joint Stock Company NPO LIT (Russian Federation); Kudryavtsev, N. N. [Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

308

Optical voltage reference  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source is described. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function. 2 figures.

Rankin, R.; Kotter, D.

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

309

Optical voltage reference  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical voltage reference for providing an alternative to a battery source. The optical reference apparatus provides a temperature stable, high precision, isolated voltage reference through the use of optical isolation techniques to eliminate current and impedance coupling errors. Pulse rate frequency modulation is employed to eliminate errors in the optical transmission link while phase-lock feedback is employed to stabilize the frequency to voltage transfer function.

Rankin, R.; Kotter, D.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

310

Disconnect Switch: laboratory testing and analysis of field aged samples  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The work reported in this technical update is part of an ongoing Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) effort to improve the balance of station equipment life management; this report presents results of investigations of issues, typical problems, and utility maintenance needs concerning substation high-voltage disconnect and grounding switches.This project phase included a needs assessment and research roadmap development to identify and address maintenance and other life ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

311

Two terminal line voltage thermostat  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A two terminal line voltage thermostat includes a switch which effectively connects line voltage to a heater load. The entire process is controlled by an integrated circuit microcontroller which is powered by a rectified voltage from a transformer secondary connected to a primary which is in series with the heater load. Backup battery power is provided to maintain limited functions of the microcontroller in the event of overall power loss. The microcontroller is programmed to meet the temperature sensing and control requirements specific to a two terminal electric baseboard heating installation. 7 figs.

Stalsberg, K.J.; Ingalls, J.E.; Hoglund, S.R.

1995-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

312

Charge Lifetime Study of K2CsSb Photocathode Inside a JLAB DC High Voltage Gun  

SciTech Connect

Two photocathodes are frequently considered for generating high average current electron beams and/or beams with high brightness for current and future accelerator applications: GaAs:Cs and K2CsSb. Each photocathode has advantages and disadvantages, and need to demonstrate performance at 'production' accelerator facilities. To this end a K2CsSb photocathode was manufactured at Brookhaven National Lab and delivered to Jefferson Lab within a compact vacuum apparatus at pressure {approx} 5 x 10{sup -11} Torr. This photocathode was installed inside a dc high voltage photogun biased at voltages up to 200 kV, and illuminated with laser light at 440 or 532 nm, to generate beams up to 20 mA. Photocathode charge lifetime measurements indicate that under some conditions this cathode has exceptionally high charge lifetime, without measurable QE decay, even from the center of the photocathode where operation using GaAs photocathodes is precluded due to ion bombardment. These studies also suggest a complex QE decay mechanism likely related to chemistry and localized heating via the laser beam.

Mammei, R.; Rao, T.; Suleiman, R.; Poelker, M.; Smedley, J.; McCarter, J.L.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Ferroelectric opening switches for large-scale pulsed power drivers.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fast electrical energy storage or Voltage-Driven Technology (VDT) has dominated fast, high-voltage pulsed power systems for the past six decades. Fast magnetic energy storage or Current-Driven Technology (CDT) is characterized by 10,000 X higher energy density than VDT and has a great number of other substantial advantages, but it has all but been neglected for all of these decades. The uniform explanation for neglect of CDT technology is invariably that the industry has never been able to make an effective opening switch, which is essential for the use of CDT. Most approaches to opening switches have involved plasma of one sort or another. On a large scale, gaseous plasmas have been used as a conductor to bridge the switch electrodes that provides an opening function when the current wave front propagates through to the output end of the plasma and fully magnetizes the plasma - this is called a Plasma Opening Switch (POS). Opening can be triggered in a POS using a magnetic field to push the plasma out of the A-K gap - this is called a Magnetically Controlled Plasma Opening Switch (MCPOS). On a small scale, depletion of electron plasmas in semiconductor devices is used to affect opening switch behavior, but these devices are relatively low voltage and low current compared to the hundreds of kilo-volts and tens of kilo-amperes of interest to pulsed power. This work is an investigation into an entirely new approach to opening switch technology that utilizes new materials in new ways. The new materials are Ferroelectrics and using them as an opening switch is a stark contrast to their traditional applications in optics and transducer applications. Emphasis is on use of high performance ferroelectrics with the objective of developing an opening switch that would be suitable for large scale pulsed power applications. Over the course of exploring this new ground, we have discovered new behaviors and properties of these materials that were here to fore unknown. Some of these unexpected discoveries have lead to new research directions to address challenges.

Brennecka, Geoffrey L.; Rudys, Joseph Matthew; Reed, Kim Warren; Pena, Gary Edward; Tuttle, Bruce Andrew; Glover, Steven Frank

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Active filters for high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter terminals: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report evaluates the technical and economic feasibility for active filtering of dc-side voltage harmonics and the ac-side current harmonics produced by a HVDC converter. The following designs for the active filter concepts are compared with the existing ac-side and dc-side passive filters used at the Dickinson terminal of the CU HVDC transmission line project: the dc-side active filter consisting of a capacitor coupled current injection source to actively ''neutralize'' the 12th, 24th and the 36th harmonics and, the ac-side active filter designed to provide the same fundamental frequency reactive VARs as the existing passive filters. Controlled currents are injected to actively filter the 11th and the 13th harmonic currents. A cost comparison is made between these active filter designs and existing passive filters supplied by the United Power Association (UPA). 22 figs., 11 tabs.

Mohan, N.; Wong, C.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

SF6 dielectric behavior in a high voltage circuit breaker at low temperature under lightning impulses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work concerns the study of the dielectric and thermodynamic behavior of SF{sub 6} in a 145 kV circuit breaker subjected to lightning impulse voltages in both polarities at temperatures varying from ambient (20 C) to {minus}45 C. The filling of the circuit breaker with SF{sub 6} is carried out at the reference point: T = 15 C, P = 6 bars abs. and d = 39.6 kg/m{sup 3}. Devices allowing to detect the appearance of local condensation of SF{sub 6} and to identify the breakdown between the circuit-breaker contacts and the flashover outside the circuit-breaker, are presented. The experimental results show a general tendency to a decrease in the U{sub 50%} voltage when the temperature is decreased at constant density (a decrease by about 5% when the temperature was decreased from +20 C to {minus}25 C). Such a variation would not have a significant influence in industrial practice. Even if this variation is very weak, it also appears from the obtained results that the gas density is not the only parameter which has an influence on the electric strength of the gas. However, to compare results at different temperatures, it would be better to make it at constant density and not at constant pressure, to avoid the dependency of the ratio (E/N) on N (where E is the electric strength and N the density). On the other hand, it seems that the presence of the liquid in the circuit breaker is not a penalizing parameter. The distribution of the electric field corresponding to the geometrical configuration of the studied circuit-breaker is also presented.

Buret, F.; Beroual, A. [Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully (France)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Recommended practice for fire protection for electric generating plants and high voltage direct current converter stations. 2005 ed.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The standard outlines fire safety recommendations for gas, oil, coal, and alternative fuel electric generating plants including high voltage direct current converter stations and combustion turbine units greater than 7500 hp used for electric generation. Provisions apply to both new and existing plants. The document provides fire prevention and fire protection recommendations for the: safety of construction and operating personnel; physical integrity of plant components; and continuity of plant operations. The 2005 edition includes revisions and new art that clarify existing provisions. 5 annexes.

NONE

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Analysis of system wide distortion in an integrated power system utilizing a high voltage DC bus and silicon carbide power devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research investigates the distortion on the electrical distribution system for a high voltage DC Integrated Power System (IPS). The analysis was concentrated on the power supplied to a propulsion motor driven by an ...

Fallier, William F. (William Frederick)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Improved Off-State Stress Critical Voltage on AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors Utilizing Pt/Ti/Au Based Gate Metallization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The critical voltage for degradation of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) employed with the Pt/Ti/Au gate metallization instead of the commonly used Ni/Au was significantly increased during the off-state stress. The typical critical voltage for HEMTs with Ni/Au gate metallization was around -60V. By sharp contrast, no critical voltage was observed for the HEMTs with Pt/Ti/Au gate metallization, even up to -100V, which was the instrumental limitation in this experiment. Both Schottky forward and reverse gate characteristics of the Ni/Au degraded once the gate voltage passed the critical voltage of around -60V. There was no degradation exhibited for the HEMTs with Pt-gated HEMTs.

Lo, C. F. [University of Florida; Liu, L. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Kang, Tsung Sheng [University of Florida, Gainesville; Davies, Ryan [University of Florida; Gila, Brent P. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Pearton, S. J. [University of Florida; Kravchenko, Ivan I [ORNL; Laboutin, O. [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Cao, Yu [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Johnson, Wayne J. [Kopin Corporation, Taunton, MA; Ren, F. [University of Florida

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Differential voltage analyses of high-power lithium-ion cells 4. Cells containing NMC.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cells with and without a LiC{sub 2}O{sub 4}BF{sub 2} electrolyte additive and that contained Li{sub 1.05}(Mn{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Ni{sub 1/3}){sub 0.95}O{sub 2} (NMC) positive electrodes were tested for calendar and cycle life at 60% state of charge. The temperatures used in these tests were 25 and 45 C (cycle life) and 45 and 55 C (calendar life). An analysis of the C/25 capacity data shows that the C/25 capacity decreases with the square root of time. The additive slowed down the rate of capacity decline. The C/25 data were subjected to differential voltage analysis to determine the possible cause of the capacity decrease and at which electrode the capacity decrease was occurring. Data from full cells and half-cells were compared to elucidate individual electrode contributions. This analysis indicated that lithium-capacity-consuming side reactions were occurring primarily at the negative electrode.

Bloom, I.; Walker, L. K.; Basco, J. K.; Abraham, D. P.; Christophersen, J. P.; Ho, C. D.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; INL

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Photoconductive switch package  

SciTech Connect

A photoconductive switch is formed of a substrate that has a central portion of SiC or other photoconductive material and an outer portion of cvd-diamond or other suitable material surrounding the central portion. Conducting electrodes are formed on opposed sides of the substrate, with the electrodes extending beyond the central portion and the edges of the electrodes lying over the outer portion. Thus any high electric fields produced at the edges of the electrodes lie outside of and do not affect the central portion, which is the active switching element. Light is transmitted through the outer portion to the central portion to actuate the switch.

Ca[rasp, George J

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of Commissioning Tests for Extra-High Voltage Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cable Systems at Los Angeles Department of Wat er and Power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today, utilities are installing an increasing number of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) transmission cables with system voltages ranging from 115 kV up to 345 kV. This report summarizes field partial discharge measurements and high-voltage ac commissioning tests performed on a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) 230-kV XLPE transmission cable system. The commissioning tests were performed with a field transportable, variable frequency, series resonant test set at 1.4 times rated voltage.

2002-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

322

A Tracker for the Mu3e Experiment based on High-Voltage Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Mu3e experiment searches for the lepton flavour violating decay mu+ -> e+e-e+, aiming for a branching fraction sensitivity of 10^-16. This requires an excellent momentum resolution for low energy electrons, high rate capability and a large acceptance. In order to minimize multiple scattering, the amount of material has to be as small as possible. These challenges can be met with a tracker built from high-voltage monolithic active pixel sensors (HV-MAPS), which can be thinned to 50 um and which incorporate the complete read-out electronics on the sensor chip. To further minimise material, the sensors are supported by a mechanical structure built from 25 um thick Kapton foil and cooled with gaseous helium.

Berger, Niklaus; Bachmann, Sebastian; Kiehn, Moritz; Peri?, Ivan; Perrevoort, Ann-Kathrin; Philipp, Raphael; Schöning, André; Stumpf, Kevin; Wiedner, Dirk; Windelband, Bernd; Zimmermann, Marco

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

A Tracker for the Mu3e Experiment based on High-Voltage Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Mu3e experiment searches for the lepton flavour violating decay mu+ -> e+e-e+, aiming for a branching fraction sensitivity of 10^-16. This requires an excellent momentum resolution for low energy electrons, high rate capability and a large acceptance. In order to minimize multiple scattering, the amount of material has to be as small as possible. These challenges can be met with a tracker built from high-voltage monolithic active pixel sensors (HV-MAPS), which can be thinned to 50 um and which incorporate the complete read-out electronics on the sensor chip. To further minimise material, the sensors are supported by a mechanical structure built from 25 um thick Kapton foil and cooled with gaseous helium.

Niklaus Berger; Heiko Augustin; Sebastian Bachmann; Moritz Kiehn; Ivan Peri?; Ann-Kathrin Perrevoort; Raphael Philipp; André Schöning; Kevin Stumpf; Dirk Wiedner; Bernd Windelband; Marco Zimmermann

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

324

Voltage protection scheme for MG sets used to drive inductive energy storage systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A recent tokamak proposal at ORNL called for MG (motor-generator) sets to drive the ohmic heating (OH) coil, which was to be subjected to 20 kV immediately after coil charge-up to initiate the experiment. Since most rotating machinery is inherently low voltage, including the machines available at ORNL, a mechanism was necessary to isolate the generators from the high voltage portions of the circuit before the appearance of this voltage. It is not the expected 20 kV at the coil that causes difficulty, because the main interrupting switch handles this. The voltage induced in the armature due to di/dt and the possibility of faults are the greatest causes for concern and are responsible for the complexity of the voltage protection scheme, which must accommodate any possible combination of fault time and location. Such a protection scheme is presented in this paper.

Campen, G.L.; Easter, R.B.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Irreversible magnetic switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an irreversible magnetic switch containing a ferromagnetic amorphous metal having a predetermined crystallization temperature in its inductor magnetic path. With the incorporation of such material, the magnetic properties after cooling from a high temperature excursion above its crystallization temperature are only a fraction of the original value. The difference is used to provide a safety feature in the magnetic switch.

Karnowsky, M.M.; Yost, F.G.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

326

Fragmentation of Thin Wires under High Voltage Pulses and Bipolar Fusion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article we present an alternative explanation of the phenomenon of wire fragmentation under high transient currents based on classical electromagnetism. We also explain how this phenomenon can be utilized as a primitive example of low energy-high power disruptive phenomena that can affect even nuclear matter.

Papageorgiou, C. D. [Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (Greece); Raptis, T. E. [Division of Applied Technologies, National Centre for Science and Research 'Demokritos', Patriarchou Grigoriou and Neapoleos, Athens (Greece)

2010-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

327

Surge voltage suppression in residential power circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Tran- sients in Low Voltage Supply Systems,'' The ... a high-voltage transformer for an oil furnace ... of service entrance SPD of 1960-1970 vintage were ...

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

328

Design of a Command-Triggered Plasma Opening Switch for Terawatt Applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Inductive energy storage systems can have high energy density, lending to smaller, less expensive systems. The crucial element of an inductive energy storage system is the opening switch. This switch must conduct current while energy is stored in an inductor, then open quickly to transfer this energy to a load. Plasma can perform this function. The Plasma Opening Switch (POS) has been studied for more than two decades. Success with the conventional plasma opening switch has been limited. A system designed to significantly improve the performance of vacuum opening switches is described in this paper. The gap cleared of plasma is a rough figure-of-merit for vacuum opening switches. Typical opened gaps of 3 mm are reported for conventional switches. The goal for the system described in this paper is more than 3 cm. To achieve this, the command-triggered POS adds an active opening mechanism, which allows complete separation of conduction and opening. This separation is advantageous because of the widely different time scales of conduction and opening. The detrimental process of magnetic field penetration into the plasma during conduction is less important in this switch. The opening mechanism duration is much shorter than the conduction time, so penetration during opening is insignificant. Opening is accomplished with a fast magnetic field that pushes plasma out of the switch region. Plasma must be removed from the switch region to allow high voltage. This paper describes some processes important during conduction and opening, and show calculations on the trigger requirements. The design of the switch is shown. This system is designed to demonstrate both improved performance and nanosecond output jitter at levels greater than one terawatt. An amplification mechanism is described which reduces the trigger energy. Particle-in-cell simulations of the system are also shown.

SAVAGE,MARK E.; MENDEL,C.W.; SEIDEL,DAVID B.

1999-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

329

Design issues in low-voltage high-speed current-mode logic buffers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A current-mode logic (CML) buffer is based on a simple differential circuit. This paper investigates important problems involved in the design of a CML buffer as well as a chain of tapered CML buffers. A new design procedure to systematically design ... Keywords: VLSI, current-mode logic, high-speed, integrated circuit, noise

Payam Heydari

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Effect of trapping on the critical voltage for degradation in gan high electron mobility transistors  

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We have performed V[subscript DS] = 0 V and OFF-state step-stress experiments on GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors under UV illumination and in the dark. We have found that for both stress conditions, ...

Demirtas, Sefa

331

H20: New Ceramic-matrix Composite for Low Voltage High Energy ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

C19: Dissolution Behavior of Cu Under Bump Metallization in Ball Grid Array Structure ... E11: Evolution of the Grain Boundary Character Distribution During Grain ... for High Volume and Fast Turnaround Automated Inline TEM Sample Preparation .... H2: Triboluminescent Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring.

332

Analysis and design of a high-current, high-voltage accurate power supply for the APS storage ring  

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There are 81 dipole magnets contained in the storage ring at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). These magnets are connected in series and are energized by only one 12-phase power supply. The eighty-first magnet is located in a temperature-controlled room with an NMR probe to monitor the magnetic field in the magnet and provide a reference signal for correction of the field drift due to aging of the components. The current in the magnets will be held at 497 A. The required current stability of the power supply is {plus_minus}30 ppM, the current reproducibility is {plus_minus}50 ppM, and the current ripple is {plus_minus}400 ppM. The voltage required to maintain such a current in the magnets is about 1700 V. Different schemes for regulating current in the magnets are studied. Pspice software is used to simulate the behavior and the design of such a power supply under different conditions. The pros and cons of each scheme will be given and the proper power and regulating scheme will be selected.

Fathizadeh, M.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Spark-gap device for precise switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An improved spark gap apparatus is provided for precise switching of high currents from charged capacitors, and for protecting circuitry and circuit components, such as an energy storage capacitor, from overvoltage surges. The invention includes a pair of niobium electrodes with a melting point greater than 2000/sup 0/C that forms the spark gap. The electrodes are supported by conductive caps spaced apart from one another by an insulating member all of which form a hermetically sealed chamber filled with an inert, ionizable gas, preferably pure xenon. The spark gap device includes a quantity of solid radioactive stabilizer, carbon-14, placed within the hermetically sealed chamber adjacent to the spark gap. Methods for fabricating the device and its components are described. It is claimed that use of the Nb electrodes forestalls electrode erosion even under severe voltage and discharge conditions, that, by employing pure Xe gas, and solid carbon-14 radiation stabilizer, it is unnecessary to employ radioactive gases or chemically plated radioactive sources to promote ionization, and that, by selection of a suitable spark gap, a spark gap device is obtained which is capable of switching at 1700 V +- 10% for input voltage rates up to 570 V/ms and allowing peak discharge currents up to 3000 A from a 0.3 microfarad energy storage capacitor for more than 1000 operations. (LCL)

Boettcher, G.E.

1982-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

334

A multilevel voltage-source inverter with separate dc sources for static var generation  

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A new multilevel voltage-source inverter with a separate dc sources is proposed for high-voltage, high-power applications, such as flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) including static var generation (SVG), power line conditioning, series compensation, phase shifting, voltage balancing, fuel cell and photovoltaic utility systems interfacing, etc. The new M-level inverter consists of (M-1)/2 single phase full bridges in which each bridge has its own separate dc source. This inverter can generate almost sinusoidal waveform voltage with only one time switching per cycle as the number of levels increases. It can solve the problems of conventional transformer-based multipulse inverters and the problems of the multilevel diode-clamped inverter and the multilevel flying capacitor inverter. To demonstrate the superiority of the new inverter, a SVG system using the new inverter topology is discussed through analysis, simulation and experiment.

Peng, Fang Zheng [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Lai, Jih-Sheng; McKeever, J.; VanCoevering, J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Performance of rearrangeable nonblocking 4×4 switch matrices on LiNbO3  

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The design, fabrication, and characterization of rearrangeable nonblocking 4×4 switch matrices and the development of a novel ITO (indium-tin-oxide)/Au multilayer electrode that leads to low switching voltages and low DC drift is reported. ...

D. Hoffman; H. Heidrich; H. Ahlers; M. K. Fluge

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical switching device (10) is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber (16) or a second glass fiber (14) may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber (18). Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system (26, 28, 30). In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber (16) is reflected by a planar mirror (36) into the third glass fiber (18). In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber (14) passes directly into the third glass fiber (18). The planar mirror (36) is attached to a rotatable table (32) which is rotated to provide the optical switching.

Reedy, Robert P. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical switching device is provided whereby light from a first glass fiber or a second glass fiber may be selectively transmitted into a third glass fiber. Each glass fiber is provided with a focusing and collimating lens system. In one mode of operation, light from the first glass fiber is reflected by a planar mirror into the third glass fiber. In another mode of operation, light from the second glass fiber passes directly into the third glass fiber. The planar mirror is attached to a rotatable table which is rotated to provide the optical switching. 3 figs.

Reedy, R.P.

1987-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

338

A low-voltage zero-crossing-based delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter  

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A zero-crossing-based (ZCB) switched-capacitor technique is presented for operation under low power supply voltages without gate boosting. Voltage ramp generators maintain common-mode level at each integrator output. ...

Guyton, Matthew C. (Matthew Christopher)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRODES  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

S>This patent relates to electrode structure for creating an intense direct current electric field which may have a field strength of the order of two to three times that heretofore obtained, with automatic suppression of arcing. The positive electrode is a conventional conductive material such as copper while the negative electrode is made from a special material having a resistivity greater than that of good conductors and less than that of good insulators. When an incipient arc occurs, the moderate resistivity of the negative electrode causes a momentary, localized decrease in the electric field intensity, thus suppressing the flow of electrons and avoiding arcing. Heated glass may be utilized for the negative electrode, since it provides the desired combination of resistivity, capacity, dielectric strength, mechani-cal strength, and thermal stability. (AEC)

Murray, J.J.

1963-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

340

Microfabricated triggered vacuum switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microfabricated vacuum switch is disclosed which includes a substrate upon which an anode, cathode and trigger electrode are located. A cover is sealed over the substrate under vacuum to complete the vacuum switch. In some embodiments of the present invention, a metal cover can be used in place of the trigger electrode on the substrate. Materials used for the vacuum switch are compatible with high vacuum, relatively high temperature processing. These materials include molybdenum, niobium, copper, tungsten, aluminum and alloys thereof for the anode and cathode. Carbon in the form of graphitic carbon, a diamond-like material, or carbon nanotubes can be used in the trigger electrode. Channels can be optionally formed in the substrate to mitigate against surface breakdown.

Roesler, Alexander W. (Tijeras, NM); Schare, Joshua M. (Albuquerque, NM); Bunch, Kyle (Albuquerque, NM)

2010-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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An in depth examination of semi floating gate ultra low voltage flip-flops for high speed applications.  

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??In this thesis 4 different ultra low voltage (ULV) flip-flops are presented. Floating gates has been exploited to significantly increase the drain-source current. This technique… (more)

Simenstad, Erik Jonathan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Design Techniques for High Speed Low Voltage and Low Power Non-Calibrated Pipeline Analog to Digital Converters  

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The profound digitization of modern microelectronic modules made Analog-to- Digital converters (ADC) key components in many systems. With resolutions up to 14bits and sampling rates in the 100s of MHz, the pipeline ADC is a prime candidate for a wide range of applications such as instrumentation, communications and consumer electronics. However, while past work focused on enhancing the performance of the pipeline ADC from an architectural standpoint, little has been done to individually address its fundamental building blocks. This work aims to achieve the latter by proposing design techniques to improve the performance of these blocks with minimal power consumption in low voltage environments, such that collectively high performance is achieved in the pipeline ADC. Towards this goal, a Recycling Folded Cascode (RFC) amplifier is proposed as an enhancement to the general performance of the conventional folded cascode. Tested in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) 0.18?m Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology, the RFC provides twice the bandwidth, 8-10dB additional gain, more than twice the slew rate and improved noise performance over the conventional folded cascode-all at no additional power or silicon area. The direct auto-zeroing offset cancellation scheme is optimized for low voltage environments using a dual level common mode feedback (CMFB) circuit, and amplifier differential offsets up to 50mV are effectively cancelled. Together with the RFC, the dual level CMFB was used to implement a sample and hold amplifier driving a singleended load of 1.4pF and using only 2.6mA; at 200MS/s better than 9bit linearity is achieved. Finally a power conscious technique is proposed to reduce the kickback noise of dynamic comparators without resorting to the use of pre-amplifiers. When all techniques are collectively used to implement a 1Vpp 10bit 160MS/s pipeline ADC in Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) 0.18[mu]m CMOS, 9.2 effective number of bits (ENOB) is achieved with a near Nyquist-rate full scale signal. The ADC uses an area of 1.1mm2 and consumes 42mW in its analog core. Compared to recent state-of-the-art implementations in the 100-200MS/s range, the presented pipeline ADC uses the least power per conversion rated at 0.45pJ/conversion-step.

Assaad, Rida Shawky

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

RITS-3 self-break water switch maintenance.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The radiographic integrated test stand (RITS-3) is a 5-MV, 160-kA, 70-ns inductive voltage adder accelerator at Sandia National Laboratories used to develop critical understanding of x-ray sources and flash radiographic drivers. On RITS-3 three pulse forming lines (PFLs) are used to drive three inductive voltage adder cavities. Each PFL contains a fast-pulse-charged, self-breakdown annular water switch that is used for initial pulse shaping and timing. Low loss in the switches combined with good synchronization is required for efficient operation of the accelerator. Switch maintenance is closely monitored over time to determine the effects of wear on switch breakdown performance.

Cordova, Steve Ray; Portillo, Salvador; Puetz, Elizabeth A.; Wilkins, Frank Lee (Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV); Gignac, Raymond Edward (Bechtel Nevada, Las Vegas, NV); Johnson, David Lee (Titan Pulse Sciences Division, San Leandro, CA); Hahn, Kelly Denise; Molina, Isidro; Maenchen, John Eric

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

High-Order Terms in the Asymptotic Expansions of the Steady-State Voltage Potentials in the Presence of Conductivity Inhomogeneities of Small Diameter  

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We derive high-order terms in the asymptotic expansions of the steady-state voltage potentials in the presence of a finite number of diametrically small inhomogeneities with conductivities different from the background conductivity. Our derivation is rigorous, and based on layer potential techniques. The asymptotic expansions in this paper are valid for inhomogeneities with Lipschitz boundaries and those with extreme conductivities.

Habib Ammari; Hyeonbae Kang

2001-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

345

Low-voltage gyrotrons  

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For a long time, the gyrotrons were primarily developed for electron cyclotron heating and current drive of plasmas in controlled fusion reactors where a multi-megawatt, quasi-continuous millimeter-wave power is required. In addition to this important application, there are other applications (and their number increases with time) which do not require a very high power level, but such issues as the ability to operate at low voltages and have compact devices are very important. For example, gyrotrons are of interest for a dynamic nuclear polarization, which improves the sensitivity of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. In this paper, some issues important for operation of gyrotrons driven by low-voltage electron beams are analyzed. An emphasis is made on the efficiency of low-voltage gyrotron operation at the fundamental and higher cyclotron harmonics. These efficiencies calculated with the account for ohmic losses were, first, determined in the framework of the generalized gyrotron theory based on the cold-cavity approximation. Then, more accurate, self-consistent calculations for the fundamental and second harmonic low-voltage sub-THz gyrotron designs were carried out. Results of these calculations are presented and discussed. It is shown that operation of the fundamental and second harmonic gyrotrons with noticeable efficiencies is possible even at voltages as low as 5-10 kV. Even the third harmonic gyrotrons can operate at voltages about 15 kV, albeit with rather low efficiency (1%-2% in the submillimeter wavelength region).

Glyavin, M. Yu.; Zavolskiy, N. A.; Sedov, A. S. [Institute of Applied Physics RAS, N. Novgorod 603600 (Russian Federation); Nusinovich, G. S. [IREAP, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-3511 (United States)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Voltage Control Optimization to Improve Transmission Efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An optimal power flow solution is unique from a conventional power flow solution in that an objective function and user-specified constraints are enforced and satisfied to reach a valid solution. This report presents an analytical study on the optimization of power flow in order to minimize reactive power losses via the modification of generator voltage schedules and transmission switched shunt status. The study examines the potential benefits and applicability of near-real-time voltage control ...

2012-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

347

An efficient CMOS rectifier with low-voltage operation for RFID tags  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high-efficiency CMOS rectifier for radio-frequency identification (RFID) applications is presented. Using an on-chip generated clock signal, a new switching scheme is proposed to enhance the power efficiency of the conventional 4 transistor (4T)-cell ... Keywords: frequency 950 MHz, efficient CMOS rectifier, low-voltage operation, RFID tags, radio-frequency identification applications, on-chip generated clock signal, power efficiency, conventional 4 transistor-cell rectifier, charge-transfer transistors, small leakage current, external gate-boosting technique, nominal standard threshold voltage, MOS transistors, CMOS technology, power conversion efficiency

P. Kamalinejad; S. Mirabbasi; V. C. M. Leung

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Effect of the change in the load resistance on the high voltage pulse transformer of the intense electron-beam accelerators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A high voltage pulse transformer (HVPT) is usually used as a charging device for the pulse forming line (PFL) of intense electron-beam accelerators (IEBAs). Insulation of the HVPT is one of the important factors that restrict the development of the HVPT. Until now, considerable effort has been focused on minimizing high field regions to avoid insulation breakdown between windings. Characteristics of the HVPT have been widely discussed to achieve these goals, but the effects of the PFL and load resistance on HVPT are usually neglected. In this paper, a HVPT is used as a charging device for the PFL of an IEBA and the effect of the change in the load resistance on the HVPT of the IEBA is presented. When the load resistance does not match the wave impedance of the PFL, a high-frequency bipolar oscillating voltage will occur, and the amplitude of the oscillating voltage will increase with the decrease in the load resistance. The load resistance approximates to zero and the amplitude of the oscillating voltage is much higher. This makes it easier for surface flashover along the insulation materials to form and decrease the lifetime of the HVPT.

Cheng Xinbing; Liu Jinliang; Qian Baoliang; Zhang Yu; Zhang Hongbo [College of Photoelectrical Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Hunan 410073 (China)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

349

Low Beam Voltage, 10 MW, L-Band Cluster Klystron  

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Conceptual design of a multi-beam klystron (MBK) for possible ILC and Project X applications is presented. The chief distinction between this MBK design and existing 10-MW MBK's is the low operating voltage of 60 kV. There are at least four compelling reasons that justify development at this time of a low-voltage MBK, namely (1) no pulse transformer; (2) no oil tank for high-voltage components and for the tube socket; (3) no high-voltage cables; and (4) modulator would be a compact 60-kV IGBT switching circuit. The proposed klystron consists of four clusters containing six beams each. The tube has common input and output cavities for all 24 beams, and individual gain cavities for each cluster. A closely related optional configuration, also for a 10 MW tube, would involve four totally independent cavity clusters with four independent input cavities and four 2.5 MW output ports, all within a common magnetic circuit. This option has appeal because the output waveguides would not require a controlled atmosphere, and because it would be easier to achieve phase and amplitude stability as required in individual SC accelerator cavities.

Teryaev, V.; /Novosibirsk, IYF; Yakovlev, V.P.; /Fermilab; Kazakov, S.; /KEK, Tsukuba; Hirshfield, J.L.; /Yale U. /Omega-P, New Haven

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH VOLTAGE TERMINAL IN COSY ELECTRON COOLER V.A. Chekavinskiy, E.A. Bekhtenev, I.A. Gusev, M.N. Kondaurov, V.R. Kozak, E.A. Kuper, V.R.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, and powered by multistage transformer, capable of 15 kW power at 26 kHz. Wireless control is passed through high voltage circumstances. Powering of HVT electronics is provided by cascade transformer acceleration system ­ high voltage terminal. All power and control electronics were placed in a single isolated

Kozak, Victor R.

351

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method are disclosed for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens. 7 figs.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

352

Hybrid high direct current circuit interrupter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device and a method for interrupting very high direct currents (greater than 100,000 amperes) and simultaneously blocking high voltages (greater than 600 volts). The device utilizes a mechanical switch to carry very high currents continuously with low loss and a silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) to bypass the current around the mechanical switch while its contacts are separating. A commutation circuit, connected in parallel with the SCR, turns off the SCR by utilizing a resonant circuit to divert the SCR current after the switch opens.

Rockot, J.H.; Mikesell, H.E.; Jha, K.N.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

353

A Multiphase, Modular, Bidirectional, Triple-Voltage DC-DC Converter Power Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrical power systems in future hybrid and fuel cell vehicles may employ three voltage [14 V, 42 V, and high voltage (HV)] nets. These will be necessary to accommodate existing 14-V loads as well as efficiently handle new heavy loads at the 42-V net and a traction drive on the HV bus. A low-cost DC-DC converter was proposed for connecting the three voltage nets. It minimizes the number of switches and their associated gate driver components by using two half-bridges and a high-frequency transformer. Another salient feature is that the half bridge on the 42-V bus is also utilized to provide the 14-V bus by operating at duty ratios around an atypical value of 1/3. Moreover, it makes use of the parasitic capacitance of the switches and the transformer leakage inductance for soft switching. The use of half bridges makes the topology well suited for interleaved multiphase modular configurations as a means to increase the power level because the capacitor legs can be shared. This paper presents simulation and experimental results on an interleaved two-phase arrangement rated at 4.5 kW. Also discussed are the benefits of operating with an atypical duty ratio on the transformer and a preferred multiphase configuration to minimize capacitor ripple currents.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Testing and Implementation Progress on the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Linear Accelerator (Linac) High-Power S-band Switching System  

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An S-band linear accelerator is the source of particles and the front end of the Advanced Photon Source injector. In addition, it supports a low-energy undulator test line (LEUTL) and drives a free-electron laser (FEL). A waveguide-switching and distribution system is now under construction. The system configuration was revised to be consistent with the recent change to electron-only operation. There are now six modulator-klystron subsystems, two of which are being configured to act as hot spares for two S-band transmitters each, so that no single failure will prevent injector operation. The two subsystems are also used to support additional LEUTL capabilities and off-line testing. Design considerations for the waveguide-switching subsystem, topology selection, control and protection provisions, high-power test results, and current status are described

Grelick, A E; Berg, S; Dohan, D A; Goeppner, G A; Kang, Y W; Nassiri, A; Pasky, S; Pile, G; Smith, T; Stein, S J

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Intrinsic Surface Stability in LiMn2-xNix04-s (x = 0.45, 0.5) High Voltage Spinel Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This work reports the surface stability of the high voltage Li ion cathode LiMn{sub 2–x}Ni{sub x}O{sub 4–?} (x = 0.5, 0.45) by comparing thin film and powder composite electrodes after cycling using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The thin film electrodes offer the ability to probe the surface of the material without the need of a conductive agent and polymer binder typically used in composite electrodes. The results suggest that neither oxidation of PF{sub 6} to POF{sub 3} nor the decomposition of ethylene carbonate or dimethylene carbonate occurs on the surface of the spinel material. These results confirm the enhanced cycling stability and rate capability associated with the high voltage spinel material and suggests that the SEI layer forms due to the reaction of electrochemically inactive components in composite electrodes with the electrolyte.

Carroll, Kyler J.; Yang, Ming-Che; Veith, G. M.; Dudney, N. J.; Meng, Ying Shirley

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Corona and Motor Voltage Interim Report  

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It has been suggested that to meet the FreedomCAR objectives for cost, size, weight, efficiency, and reliability higher buss voltages be utilized in HEV and FC automotive applications. The reasoning is that since electric power is equal to the product of voltage and current for a given power a higher voltage and lower current would result in smaller cable and inverter switching components. Consequently, the system can be lighter and smaller. On the other hand, higher voltages are known to require better and thicker electrical insulation that reduce the available slot area for motor windings. One cause of slow insulation breakdown is corona that gradually erodes the insulation and shortens the life expectancy of the motor. This study reports on the results of a study on corona initiating voltages for mush-wound and bobbin-wound stators. A unique testing method is illustrated.

Hsu, J.S.

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

357

Decision support system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources potential in wide areas for connection to high voltage networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A decision support information system for estimating the technically and economically exploitable renewable energy sources (RES) potential in wide areas is presented in this paper. The system estimates the RES potential in specific areas, examines ... Keywords: DSS, GIS, biomass, decision support systeoms, distributed generation, geographical information systems, high voltage network, renewable energy estimation, renewable energy forecasting, renewable energy potential, renewable energy sources, small hydro, wind energy, wind power

Michael Psalidas; Demosthenes Agoris; Vassilis Kilias; Kostas Tigas; Panagiotis Stratis; Giannis Vlachos

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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A voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means.

Peng, Fang Zheng (Oak Ridge, TN); Lai, Jih-Sheng (Knoxville, TN)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Voltage balanced multilevel voltage source converter system  

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Disclosed is a voltage balanced multilevel converter for high power AC applications such as adjustable speed motor drives and back-to-back DC intertie of adjacent power systems. This converter provides a multilevel rectifier, a multilevel inverter, and a DC link between the rectifier and the inverter allowing voltage balancing between each of the voltage levels within the multilevel converter. The rectifier is equipped with at least one phase leg and a source input node for each of the phases. The rectifier is further equipped with a plurality of rectifier DC output nodes. The inverter is equipped with at least one phase leg and a load output node for each of the phases. The inverter is further equipped with a plurality of inverter DC input nodes. The DC link is equipped with a plurality of rectifier charging means and a plurality of inverter discharging means. The plurality of rectifier charging means are connected in series with one of the rectifier charging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of rectifier DC output nodes. The plurality of inverter discharging means are connected in series with one of the inverter discharging means disposed between and connected in an operable relationship with each adjacent pair of inverter DC input nodes. Each of said rectifier DC output nodes are individually electrically connected to the respective inverter DC input nodes. By this means, each of the rectifier DC output nodes and each of the inverter DC input nodes are voltage balanced by the respective charging and discharging of the rectifier charging means and the inverter discharging means. 15 figs.

Peng, F.Z.; Lai, J.S.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of High-Penetration PV on Distribution System Performance: Assessment of Regulation Control Options for Voltage Mitigation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Photovoltaics are beginning to challenge distribution system power engineers nationwide. The impact photovoltaics (PV) has on the power system is directly tied to system characteristics which include but are not limited to voltage class, load, regulation, and short circuit capacity. In addition to the system characteristics, the solar characteristics also play a key role. These include details on the PV systems themselves in addition to the solar irradiance data. The correlation of PV output and ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Triggering GaAs lock-on switches with laser diode arrays  

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Laser diode arrays have been used to trigger GaAs Photoconducting Semiconductor Switches (PCSS) charged to voltages of up to 60 kV and conducting currents of 580 A. The driving forces behind the use of laser diode arrays are compactness, elimination of complicated optics, and the ability to run at high repetition rates. Laser diode arrays are compactness, elimination of complicated optics, and the ability to run at high repetition rates. Laser diode arrays can trigger GaAs at high fields as the result of a new switching mode (lock-on) with very high carrier number gain. We have achieved switching of up to 10 MW in a 60 {Omega} system, with a pulse rise time of 500 ps. At 1.2 MW we have achieved repetition rates of 1 kHz with switch rise time of 500 ps for 10{sup 5} shots. The laser diode array used for these experiments delivers a 166 W pulse. In a single shot mode we have switched 4 kA with a flash lamp pumped laser and 600 A with the 166 W array. 7 refs., 5 figs.

Loubriel, G.M.; Buttram, M.T.; Helgeson, W.D.; McLaughlin, D.L.; O'Malley, M.W.; Zutavern, F.J. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Rosen, A.; Stabile, P.J. (David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, NJ (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network linking a multi-processor or parallel processing system has a very low software processing overhead in order to accommodate random burst of high density data. Associated with each processor is a communication switch. A data source and a data destination, a sensor suite or robot for example, may also be associated with a switch. The configuration of the switches in the network are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multi-processor network: data acquisition, data processing, and data exchange. The master processor node passes information on the state to be assumed by each switch to the processor node associated with the switch. The processor node then operates a series of multi-state switches internal to each communication switch. The communication switch does not parse and interpret communication protocol and message routing information. During a data acquisition phase, the communication switch couples sensors producing data to the processor node associated with the switch, to a downlink destination on the communications network, or to both. It also may couple an uplink data source to its processor node. During the data exchange phase, the switch couples its processor node or an uplink data source to a downlink destination (which may include a processor node or a robot), or couples an uplink source to its processor node and its processor node to a downlink destination.

Crosette, Dario B. (DeSoto, TX)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Switch for serial or parallel communication networks  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network linking a multi-processor or parallel processing system has a very low software processing overhead in order to accommodate random burst of high density data. Associated with each processor is a communication switch. A data source and a data destination, a sensor suite or robot for example, may also be associated with a switch. The configuration of the switches in the network are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multi-processor network: data acquisition, data processing, and data exchange. The master processor node passes information on the state to be assumed by each switch to the processor node associated with the switch. The processor node then operates a series of multi-state switches internal to each communication switch. The communication switch does not parse and interpret communication protocol and message routing information. During a data acquisition phase, the communication switch couples sensors producing data to the processor node associated with the switch, to a downlink destination on the communications network, or to both. It also may couple an uplink data source to its processor node. During the data exchange phase, the switch couples its processor node or an uplink data source to a downlink destination (which may include a processor node or a robot), or couples an uplink source to its processor node and its processor node to a downlink destination. 9 figs.

Crosette, D.B.

1994-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

364

Barriers to Switching Accidents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Switching Safety & Reliability Project Steering Committee sponsored development of a self-study based training program for personnel who perform switching. Some of the earlier EPRI Switching Safety & Reliability research projects that focused on the causes of switching errors, highlighted a need to reduce the 'complacency' that tends to develop as switching activities are performed over and over again and become 'routine.' Most switching accidents or incidents involve personnel who were trained ...

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

365

Evaluation of hardware and software schedulers for embedded switches  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-speed packet switches become increasingly important to embedded systems because they provide multiple parallel data paths necessary in emerging systems such as embedded multiprocessors, multiprotocol communication processors, and so on. The most ... Keywords: ATM switches, embedded switches, embedded systems, packet switches, scheduling

Dimitrios N. Serpanos; Poluxeni Mountrouidou; Maria Gamvrili

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Stable nonlinear Mach-Zehnder fiber switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An all-optical fiber switch is implemented within a short Mach-Zehnder interferometer configuration. The Mach-Zehnder switch is constructed to have a high temperature stability so as to minimize temperature gradients and other thermal effects which result in undesirable instability at the output of the switch. The Mach-Zehnder switch of the preferred embodiment is advantageously less than 2 cm in length between couplers to be sufficiently short to be thermally stable, and full switching is accomplished by heavily doping one or both of the arms between the couplers so as to provide a highly nonlinear region within one or both of the arms. A pump input source is used to affect the propagation characteristics of one of the arms to control the output coupling ratio of the switch. Because of the high nonlinearity of the pump input arm, low pump powers can be used, thereby alleviating difficulties and high cost associated with high pump input powers.

Digonnet, Michel J. F. (Palo Alto, CA); Shaw, H. John (Palo Alto, CA); Pantell, Richard H. (Menlo Park, CA); Sadowski, Robert W. (Camp Doha, KW)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Application of Soft-switching Technology in the Photovoltaic Array Simulator  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The PV array simulator is the analog DC input device which is indispensable in the development and debugging of the solar PV grid-connected inverter. As the inverter switching frequency becomes larger and larger, the simulator as the analog input also ... Keywords: PV array simulator, Soft-switching technology, Zero-voltage zero-current switching phase-shifted full-bridge circuit

Chen Ya-ai, Shi Yu-teng

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Fundamental science investigations to develop a 6-MV laser triggered gas switch for ZR: first annual report.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In October 2005, an intensive three-year Laser Triggered Gas Switch (LTGS) development program was initiated to investigate and solve observed performance and reliability issues with the LTGS for ZR. The approach taken has been one of mission-focused research: to revisit and reassess the design, to establish a fundamental understanding of LTGS operation and failure modes, and to test evolving operational hypotheses. This effort is aimed toward deploying an initial switch for ZR in 2007, on supporting rolling upgrades to ZR as the technology can be developed, and to prepare with scientific understanding for the even higher voltage switches anticipated needed for future high-yield accelerators. The ZR LTGS was identified as a potential area of concern quite early, but since initial assessments performed on a simplified Switch Test Bed (STB) at 5 MV showed 300-shot lifetimes on multiple switch builds, this component was judged acceptable. When the Z{sub 20} engineering module was brought online in October 2003 frequent flashovers of the plastic switch envelope were observed at the increased stresses required to compensate for the programmatically increased ZR load inductance. As of October 2006, there have been 1423 Z{sub 20} shots assessing a variety of LTGS designs. Numerous incremental and fundamental switch design modifications have been investigated. As we continue to investigate the LTGS, the basic science of plastic surface tracking, laser triggering, cascade breakdown, and optics degradation remain high-priority mission-focused research topics. Significant progress has been made and, while the switch does not yet achieve design requirements, we are on the path to develop successively better switches for rolling upgrade improvements to ZR. This report summarizes the work performed in FY 2006 by the large team. A high-level summary is followed by detailed individual topical reports.

Warne, Larry Kevin; Van Den Avyle, James A.; Lehr, Jane Marie; Rose, David (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krompholz, Hermann G. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Vela, Russell (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Jorgenson, Roy Eberhardt; Timoshkin, Igor (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Woodworth, Joseph Ray; Prestwich, Kenneth Randel (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Krile, John (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX); Given, Martin (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); McKee, G. Randall; Rosenthal, Stephen Edgar; Struve, Kenneth William; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Benwell, Andrew L. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Kovaleski, Scott (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); LeChien, Keith, R.; Johnson, David (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Fouracre, R.A. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Yeckel, Chris (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Wakeland, Peter Eric (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Miller, A. R. (Titan Pulse Sciences Division); Hodge, Keith Conquest (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Pasik, Michael Francis; Savage, Mark Edward; Maenchen, John Eric; Curry, Randy D. (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri); Feltz, Greg (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Bliss, David Emery; MacGregor, Scott (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland); Corley, J. P. (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Anaya, Victor (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Wallace, Zachariah (Ktech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM); Thoma, Carsten (Voss Scientific, Albuquerque, NM); Neuber, Andreas. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX)

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Ultra-low voltage resonant tunnelling diode electroabsorption modulator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Embedding a double barrier resonant tunnelling diode (RTD) in an unipolar InGaAlAs optical waveguide gives rise to a very low driving voltage electroabsorption modulator (EAM) at optical wavelengths around 1550 nm. The presence of the RTD within the waveguide core introduces high non-linearity and negative differential resistance in the current-voltage (I-V) characteristic of the waveguide. This makes the electric field distribution across the waveguide core strongly dependent on the bias voltage: when the current decreases from the peak to the valley there is an increase of the electric field across the depleted core. The electric field enhancement in the core-depleted layer causes the Franz-Keldysh absorption band-edge to red shift, which is responsible for the electroabsorption effect. High frequency ac signals as low as 100 mV can induce electric field high speed switching, producing substantial light modulation (up to 15 dB) at photon energies slightly lower than the waveguide core band-gap energy. The k...

Figueiredo, J M L; Stanley, C R

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Cell Voltage Noise Reduction Based on Wavelet in Aluminum ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Cell Voltage Noise Reduction Based on Wavelet in Aluminum ... cell voltage signals collected in aluminium electrolysis process are with high ...

371

Dynamic Simulation of Cell Voltage Resonance Effect in Aluminum ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Dubal Cell Voltage Drop Initiatives towards Low Energy High Amperage Cells · Dynamic Simulation of Cell Voltage Resonance Effect in Aluminum Electrolysis ...

372

A magnetically switched kicker for proton extraction  

SciTech Connect

The application of magnetic current amplification and switching techniques to the generation of precise high current pulses for switching magnets is described. The square loop characteristic of Metglas tape wound cores at high excitation levels provides excellent switching characteristics for microsecond pulses. The rugged and passive nature of this type pulser makes it possible to locate the final stages of amplification at the load for maximum efficiency. 12 refs., 8 figs.

Dinkel, J.; Biggs, J.

1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

PQ Encyclopedia: Understanding Voltage Unbalance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This PQ Encyclopedia examines voltage unbalance, methods to calculate line voltages and the degree of voltage unbalance, and mitigation techniques.

2009-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

374

Radiation hard vacuum switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction.

Boettcher, Gordon E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Double row loop-coil configuration for high-speed electrodynamic maglev suspension, guidance, propulsion and guideway directional switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A stabilization and propulsion system comprising a series of loop-coils arranged in parallel rows wherein two rows combine to form one of two magnetic rails. Levitation and lateral stability are provided when the induced field in the magnetic rails interacts with the superconducting magnets mounted on the magnetic levitation vehicle. The loop-coils forming the magnetic rails have specified dimensions and a specified number of turns and by constructing differently these specifications, for one rail with respect to the other, the angle of tilt of the vehicle can be controlled during directional switching. Propulsion is provided by the interaction of a traveling magnetic wave associated with the coils forming the rails and the super conducting magnets on the vehicle.

He, Jianliang (Naperville, IL); Rote, Donald M. (Lagrange, IL)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Double row loop-coil configuration for high-speed electrodynamic maglev suspension, guidance, propulsion and guideway directional switching  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A stabilization and propulsion system are disclosed comprising a series of loop-coils arranged in parallel rows wherein two rows combine to form one of two magnetic rails. Levitation and lateral stability are provided when the induced field in the magnetic rails interacts with the superconducting magnets mounted on the magnetic levitation vehicle. The loop-coils forming the magnetic rails have specified dimensions and a specified number of turns and by constructing differently these specifications, for one rail with respect to the other, the angle of tilt of the vehicle can be controlled during directional switching. Propulsion is provided by the interaction of a traveling magnetic wave associated with the coils forming the rails and the superconducting magnets on the vehicle. 12 figs.

He, J.; Rote, D.M.

1996-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

377

Discrete pulse modulation strategies for high-frequency inverter systems  

SciTech Connect

High-performance high-frequency inverter systems for UPS applications represent a demanding application that cannot be easily realized using conventional hard-switched PWM inverter topologies. Adoption of typical soft-switched inverters such as the resonant dc link inverter require the use of discrete pulse modulation strategies. New controller structures are necessary to cope with stringent voltage regulation and distortion constraints in the presence of unbalanced and nonlinear loads. This paper presents a controller that utilizes load current feed-forward strategy with a cost function current regulator to achieve excellent transient performance characteristics. Voltage regulation is ensured using a synchronous frame regulator. Detailed simulation and experimental results verifying the concepts are presented. Although this paper focuses on soft-switching inverters, the control concepts can be applied to conventional hard-switching inverters as well.

Venkataramanan, G. (Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Divan, D.M. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering); Jahns, T.M. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Latching micro optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical switch reliably maintains its on or off state even when subjected to environments where the switch is bumped or otherwise moved. In addition, the optical switch maintains its on or off state indefinitely without requiring external power. External power is used only to transition the switch from one state to the other. The optical switch is configured with a fixed optical fiber and a movable optical fiber. The movable optical fiber is guided by various actuators in conjunction with a latching mechanism that configure the switch in one position that corresponds to the on state and in another position that corresponds to the off state.

Garcia, Ernest J; Polosky, Marc A

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

379

A comparator-based switched-capacitor pipelined analog-to-digital converter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new comparator-based switched-capacitor(CBSC) technique is proposed that eliminates the need for high gain op-amps in switched-capacitor circuits. The CBSC technique replaces the op-amp in switched-capacitor circuits ...

Fiorenza, John Kenneth, 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Enhancing Open Circuit Voltage by Combining Thermoelectric ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Enhancing Open Circuit Voltage by Combining Thermoelectric Materials and Dye -Sensitized Solar Cell in Series · Estimation of Compressive Strength of High ...

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381

Graphene-Polypyrrole Nanocomposite as a Highly Efficient and Low Cost Electrically Switched Ion Exchanger for Removing ClO4- from Wastewater  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Perchlorate (ClO4-) contamination is now recognized as a widespread concern affecting many water utilities. In this report, graphene is employed as the scaffold to synthesize novel graphene-polypyrrole nanocomposite, which is demonstrated as excellent electrically switched ion exchanger for perchlorate removal. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electrochemical measurements showed that the 3D nanostructured graphene/Ppy nanocomposite exhibited the significantly improved uptake capacity for ClO4- compared with Ppy film. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the uptake and release process of ClO4- in graphene/Ppy nanocomposite. In addition, the presence of graphene substrate resulted in high stability of graphene/Ppy nanocomposite during potential cycling. The present work provides a promising method for large scale water treatment.

Zhang, Sheng; Shao, Yuyan; Liu, Jun; Aksay, Iihan A.; Lin, Yuehe

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

382

Strategies for Voltage Control and Transient Stability Assessment  

SciTech Connect

As wind generation grows, its influence on power system performance will becoming increasingly noticeable. Wind generation di#11;ffers from traditional forms of generation in numerous ways though, motivating the need to reconsider the usual approaches to power system assessment and performance enhancement. The project has investigated the impact of wind generation on transient stability and voltage control, identifying and addressing issues at three distinct levels of the power system: 1) at the device level, the physical characteristics of wind turbine generators (WTGs) are quite unlike those of synchronous machines, 2) at the wind-farm level, the provision of reactive support is achieved through coordination of numerous dissimilar devices, rather than straightforward generator control, and 3) from a systems perspective, the location of wind-farms on the sub-transmission network, coupled with the variability inherent in their power output, can cause complex voltage control issues. The project has sought to develop a thorough understanding of the dynamic behaviour of type-3 WTGs, and in particular the WECC generic model. The behaviour of such models is governed by interactions between the continuous dynamics of state variables and discrete events associated with limits. It was shown that these interactions can be quite complex, and may lead to switching deadlock that prevents continuation of the trajectory. Switching hysteresis was proposed for eliminating deadlock situations. Various type-3 WTG models include control blocks that duplicate integrators. It was shown that this leads to non-uniqueness in the conditions governing steady-state, and may result in pre- and post-disturbance equilibria not coinciding. It also gives rise to a zero eigenvalue in the linearized WTG model. In order to eliminate the anomalous behaviour revealed through this investigation, WECC has now released a new generic model for type-3 WTGs. Wind-farms typically incorporate a variety of voltage control equipment including tapchanging transformers, switched capacitors, SVCs, STATCOMs and the WTGs themselves. The project has considered the coordinated control of this equipment, and has addressed a range of issues that arise in wind-farm operation. The #12;first concerns the ability of WTGs to meet reactive power requirements when voltage saturation in the collector network restricts the reactive power availability of individual generators. Secondly, dynamic interactions between voltage regulating devices have been investigated. It was found that under certain realistic conditions, tap-changing transformers may exhibit instability. In order to meet cost, maintenance, fault tolerance and other requirements, it is desirable for voltage control equipment to be treated as an integrated system rather than as independent devices. The resulting high-level scheduling of wind-farm reactive support has been investigated. In addressing this control problem, several forms of future information were considered, including exact future knowledge and stochastic predictions. Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamic Programming techniques were used in the development of control algorithms. The results demonstrated that while exact future knowledge is very useful, simple prediction methods yield little bene#12;fit. The integration of inherently variable wind generation into weak grids, particularly subtransmission networks that are characterized by low X=R ratios, aff#11;ects bus voltages, regulating devices and line flows. The meshed structure of these networks adds to the complexity, especially when wind generation is distributed across multiple nodes. A range of techniques have been considered for analyzing the impact of wind variability on weak grids. Sensitivity analysis, based on the power-flow Jacobian, was used to highlight sections of a system that are most severely a#11;ffected by wind-power variations. A continuation power flow was used to determine parameter changes that reduce the impact of wind-power variability. It was also used to explore interactions betw

Hiskens, Ian A.

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

383

Mitigation of different type voltage sags in low voltage distribution systems using dynamic voltage restorer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The main problems of the voltage sag in low voltage distribution systems due to sensitive loads. Voltage sags can caused malfunction in the distribution system. In order to protect voltage sags in the network a device which called Dynamic Voltage Restorer ... Keywords: custom device, dynamic voltage restorer (DVR), low voltage, power injected, voltage sag

Rosli Omar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Switching between stabilizing controllers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper deals with the problem of switching between several linear time-invariant (LTI) controllers-all of them capable of stabilizing a specific LTI process-in such a way that the stability of the closed-loop system is guaranteed for any switching ... Keywords: Hybrid systems, Impulse system, Realization theory, Stability theory, Switched systems

JoãO P. Hespanha; A.Stephen Morse

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Improvements in power quality and efficiency with a new AC/DC high current converter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A very flexible AC/DC converter featuring high-output current, reduced voltage ripple and highly adjustable current control is described. The whole system consists of four stages and uses a proper switching technique in conjunction with a feedback control ... Keywords: AC/DC converter, FFT, electrical distribution systems, high direct-current, power quality

Francesco Muzi; Luigi Passacantando

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

RECIPIENT:Princeton Power Systems STATE: NJ PROJECT Marine High-Voltage Power Conditioning and Transmission System with Integrated Energy Storage  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Princeton Power Systems Princeton Power Systems STATE: NJ PROJECT Marine High-Voltage Power Conditioning and Transmission System with Integrated Energy Storage TITLE: Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number cm Number DE-FOA-0000293 DE-EE0003640 GFO-000364~001 GOO Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the foUowing determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering (including, but not limited to, ~terature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply

387

REMOTE CONTROLLED SWITCHING DEVICE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrical switching device which can be remotely controlled and in which one or more switches may be accurately operated at predetermined times or with predetermined intervening time intervals is described. The switching device consists essentially of a deck, a post projecting from the deck at right angles thereto, cam means mounted for rotation around said posts and a switch connected to said deck and actuated by said cam means. Means is provided for rotating the cam means at a constant speed and the switching apparatus is enclosed in a sealed container with external adjusting means and electrical connection elements.

Hobbs, J.C.

1959-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Electronically commutated serial-parallel switching for motor windings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A method and a circuit for controlling an ac machine comprises controlling a full bridge network of commutation switches which are connected between a multiphase voltage source and the phase windings to switch the phase windings between a parallel connection and a series connection while providing commutation discharge paths for electrical current resulting from inductance in the phase windings. This provides extra torque for starting a vehicle from lower battery current.

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

389

Multilevel-Dc-Bus Inverter For Providing Sinusoidal And Pwm Electrical Machine Voltages  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A circuit for controlling an ac machine comprises a full bridge network of commutation switches which are connected to supply current for a corresponding voltage phase to the stator windings, a plurality of diodes, each in parallel connection to a respective one of the commutation switches, a plurality of dc source connections providing a multi-level dc bus for the full bridge network of commutation switches to produce sinusoidal voltages or PWM signals, and a controller connected for control of said dc source connections and said full bridge network of commutation switches to output substantially sinusoidal voltages to the stator windings. With the invention, the number of semiconductor switches is reduced to m+3 for a multi-level dc bus having m levels. A method of machine control is also disclosed.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

390

Constant voltage ultracapacitor  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ultracapacitors have attracted lots of attention recently due to their growing use in hybrid vehicles and in energy storage applications for the smart grid. A very undesirable feature of ultracapacitors is the fact that the voltage drops as the capacitor is discharged. DC-DC converters are employed at present to convert the voltage of the ultracapacitor to constant voltage; however

Ezzat G. Bakhoum

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Improving the low voltage ride through of doubly fed induction generator during intermittent voltage source converter faults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impact of different voltage source converter (VSC) faults on the low voltage ride through (LVRT) capability of the doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) is also investigated. Faults such as fire-through of the VSC switches and short circuit across the DC-link capacitor are considered in this paper. The impact of internal VSC faults when they occur within the grid side converter (GSC)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

High voltage research (breakdown strengths of gaseous and liquid insulators). Semiannual report, April 1--September 30, 1977  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Direct current breakdown strength measurements on a large number of multicomponent gas mixtures at low (approximately less than 1 atm) and high (approximately less than 5 atm) pressures led to the discovery of many gas mixtures of electron-attaching gases and strongly electron-attaching gases with N/sub 2/ and C/sub 3/F/sub 8/ which are superior to SF/sub 6/. Of special significance are mixtures containing C/sub 4/F/sub 6/ (perfluoro-2-butyne). The breakdown strength of one such mixture (20 percent C/sub 4/F/sub 6/ to 80 percent SF/sub 6/) is approximately 30 percent higher than pure SF/sub 6/ under identical conditions, both at low (approximately 0.7 atm) and high (4.6 atm) pressures. Perfluorocyclohexene (C/sub 6/F/sub 10/) and C/sub 5/F/sub 8/ (perfluorocyclopentene) were found at low pressure (approximately 0.2 atm) to be, respectively, approximately 2.1 and 2.2 times better than SF/sub 6/ under comparable conditions; they both have a potential as additives in gas mixtures. The effect of the inelastic electron scattering properties of a gas via negative ion resonances in the low-energy range (1 to approximately 4 eV) on the breakdown strength has been demonstrated for H/sub 2/, N/sub 2/, and CO and binary mixtures of these with SF/sub 6/ and C/sub 4/F/sub 6/ (perfluoro-2-butyne). The construction of a new high pressure (to approximately 11 atm), variable temperature (-50/sup 0/C to + 150/sup 0/C) apparatus has been completed and a practical test facility utilizing cylindrical electrode geometries has been put into operation; the first results on the latter apparatus were on SF/sub 6/-N/sub 2/ and c-C/sub 4/F/sub 8/--N/sub 2/ mixtures. Studies of environmental effects of dielectric gases via their electron-impact-induced decompositions and analysis of their breakdown products have begun using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography; C/sub 4/F/sub 6/ (perfluoro-2-butyne) seems to be resistant to electron-impact-induced decomposition indicating long-term stability.

Christophorou, L. G.; James, D. R.; Pai, R. Y.; Mathis, R. A.; Pace, M. O.; Bouldin, D. W.; Christodoulides, A. A.; Chan, C. C.

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Modeling of switching operations using fault matrix method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Switching operations in energy supply networks are either modeled by adding or removing artificial nodes which results in state dependent grid topology or by setting the switch impedance to high or low value. This procedure is not very accurate and can ... Keywords: admittance matrix, fault matrix method, power system, switching operation, transmission lines

Martin Wolter; Bernd R. Oswald

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

A Bidirectional, Triple-Voltage DC-DC Converter for Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicle Power Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrical power systems in future hybrid and fuel cell vehicles may employ three voltage (14V, 42V and high voltage (HV)) nets. These will be necessary to accommodate existing 14V loads as well as efficiently handle new heavy loads at the 42V net and an electrical traction drive on the HV bus. A low-cost bi-directional dc-dc converter was proposed in (10) for connecting the three voltage nets. The converter consists of two half-bridges and a high-frequency transformer; thus minimizing the number of switching devices and their associated gate driver components. One salient feature is that the half-bridge on the 42V bus is also utilized to provide the 14V bus by operating its duty ratio around an atypical value of 1/3. This eliminates the need for an additional 14V/42V converter. Moreover, it makes use of the parasitic capacitance of the switches and the transformer leakage inductance for soft-switching; no extra active switches or passive resonant components are required. The use of half-bridges makes the topology suitable for interleaved multi-phase configurations as a means to increase the power level because the capacitor legs can be shared. This paper presents simulation and experimental results on an interleaved two-phase arrangement rated at 4.5 kW. Also discussed are the benefits of operating with the atypical duty ratio on the transformer and a preferred multi-phase configuration to minimize capacitor ripple currents.

Su, Gui-Jia [ORNL; Tang, Lixin [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

The correlation of the electrical properties with electron irradiation and constant voltage stress for MIS devices based on high-k double layer (HfTiSiO: N and HfTiO:N) dielectrics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes the influence of e-beam irradiation and constant voltage stress on the electrical characteristics of metal-insulator-semiconductor structures, with double layer high-k dielectric stacks containing HfTiSiO:N and HfTiO:N ultra-thin ... Keywords: Electrical properties, High-k dielectrics, Metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) devices

V. Mikhelashvili; P. Thangadurai; W. D. Kaplan; G. Eisenstein

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

275 C Downhole Switched-Mode Power Supply  

SciTech Connect

A vee-square (V2) control based controller IC is developed for a switch mode power supply capable of operating at extreme temperature/harsh environment conditions. A buck type regulator with silicon carbide power junction field effect transistors (JFET) as power devices is used to analyze the performance of controller. Special emphases are made on the analog sub-blocks--voltage reference, operational transconductance amplifier and comparator as individual building blocks. Transformer coupled gate drives and high temperature operable magnetic cores and capacitors are identified and tested for use in the design. Conventional ceramic chip packaging of ICs combined with lead carrier type mounting of passive filter components is introduced for hybrid packaging of the complete product. The developed SMPS is anticipated to support the operation of down-hole microcontrollers and other electronics devices that require low/medium power filtered dc inputs over an operating temperature of 275 C.

Chris Hutchens; Vijay Madhuravasal

2008-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

397

Effective switching frequency multiplier inverter  

SciTech Connect

A switching frequency multiplier inverter for low inductance machines that uses parallel connection of switches and each switch is independently controlled according to a pulse width modulation scheme. The effective switching frequency is multiplied by the number of switches connected in parallel while each individual switch operates within its limit of switching frequency. This technique can also be used for other power converters such as DC/DC, AC/DC converters.

Su, Gui-Jia (Oak Ridge, TN); Peng, Fang Z. (Okemos, MI)

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

398

A 4000-A HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) circuit breaker with fast fault-clearing capability: Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This project is a follow-up of the first development of a 500 kV HVDC airblast circuit breaker (EPRI project 1507-3). The objective was to increase the current interrupting capability from 2200 A to 4000 A and shorten its fault clearing time. A high current 500 kV HVDC circuit breaker has been built using the passive commutation circuit. The breaker is modular in construction and can be designed for a wide variety of system conditions. More than 400 current interruptions were carried out successfully. Tests have shown that this circuit breaker is capable of interrupting more than 4000 A dc. Practical breakers with current interrupting capability of even 5500 A dc could be built. The circuit breaker operation and the fault-clearing process can be materially speeded up if the trip signal is given as soon as the fault is detected and without waiting for the current levels to come down in response to converter control action. The new dc breakers are shown to be capable of withstanding these transient arc currents of 8000 A without affecting its ability to interrupt the direct current that follows the transient. This transient current withstand capability is greater than is likely to occur during dc faults. The fault clearing time of this HVDC circuit breaker is comparable to the fault clearing time of conventional ac breakers for ac faults. The developed HVDC circuit breaker is now commercially available and can be supplied for use in HVDC systems. Its use in such systems is expected to provide flexibility in system design and contribute to system stability. 38 refs., 52 figs., 9 tabs.

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1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Temperature Fitting Method Predicting Equidistant Voltage Drop of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High Temperature Compression Test to Determine the Anode Paste ... Temperature Fitting Method Predicting Equidistant Voltage Drop of Anode Nod in  ...

400

Latching Micro Optical Switch  

Sandia National Laboratories has developed a latching switch for optical fibers. One or more fibers are moved by an actuator between two positions, ...

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401

Automated Voltage Control in LHCb  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LHCb is one of the 4 LHC experiments. In order to ensure the safety of the detector and to maximize efficiency, LHCb needs to coordinate its own operations, in particular the voltage configuration of the different subdetectors, according to the accelerator status. A control software has been developed for this purpose, based on the Finite State Machine toolkit and the SCADA system used for control throughout LHCb (and the other LHC experiments). This software permits to efficiently drive both the Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) systems of the 10 different sub-detectors that constitute LHCb, setting each sub-system to the required voltage (easily configurable at run-time) based on the accelerator state. The control software is also responsible for monitoring the state of the Sub-detector voltages and adding it to the event data in the form of status-bits. Safe and yet flexible operation of the LHCb detector has been obtained and automatic actions, triggered by the state changes of the ...

Granado Cardoso, L; Jacobsson, R

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Substation voltage upgrading  

SciTech Connect

This report addresses specific issues to support sound yet not unduly conservative uprating practices for substations. The main parts of the report cover the insulation withstand and overvoltage protection aspects, environmental measurements, reliability criteria, and industry experience. First the insulation design concerns are addressed. Substation stress by a backflashover of the line insulation due to lightning in the vicinity of the substation is recognized as a critical stress. A representative part of a 550 kV BIL substation was erected at the EPRI High Voltage Transmission Research Center, where also a special test circuit was assembled to produce a fast front, slow tail (0.2/200 {mu}s) wave. The substation as well as some special configurations were tested for line-to-ground and line-to-line withstand. Computer studies were performed to complement the test results. A number of important conclusions was reached. The most prominent result in that the high frequency oscillations, as caused by reflections within the substation, do not effect the Critical Flashover Voltage (CFO). The present practice, based on the highest peak is therefore very conservative. The slow tail of the wave appears to dictate the CFO. An arrester model for computer studies to represent very fast as well as slow phenomena was derived. It is based on full scale arrester test data, made available in this project. The computer program to calculate arrester model parameters is also a part of the report. The electric environmental measurements are reported for the tested substation at the HVTRC and for the uprated substation of Public Service Company of Colorado, both before and after the uprating. The performance is satisfactory when corona free hardware is used. Insulation design criteria are analyzed based on substation reliability, the system viewpoint and consequences of the failure. Utility experience with uprated substations is reviewed.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Lux, A.; Imece, A.F. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.); LaPanse, R.A.; Stewart, J.R. (Public Service Co. of Colorado, Denver, CO (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

A Switched Capacitor Approach to Field-Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a voltage mode switched-capacitor Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) to be used to implement various analog circuits. The FPAA consists of uniform configurable analog blocks (CABs) allowing implementation of different functions. Each CAB ... Keywords: configurable analog block, field-programmable analog array, switched-capacitor

Haydar Kutuk; Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

High-Voltage Impulse Testers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... The objective of this test circuit is to super- impose on a ... pulse is coupled across inductance L by the coupling capacitor Ca. ... P lastic Capacitors, Inc. ...

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

405

Automated Voltage Standard Ready  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... “We wanted a standard that was ... as envisioned, then within our lifetimes there will no longer be a need for voltage transfer standards that have to be ...

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

406

Fundamental Frequency Switching Control of Seven-Level Hybrid Cascaded H-bridge Multilevel Inverter  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter that can be implemented using only a single dc power source and capacitors. Standard cascaded multilevel inverters require n dc sources for 2n + 1 levels. Without requiring transformers, the scheme proposed here allows the use of a single dc power source (e.g., a battery or a fuel cell stack) with the remaining n-1 dc sources being capacitors, which is referred to as hybrid cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverter (HCMLI) in this paper. It is shown that the inverter can simultaneously maintain the dc voltage level of the capacitors and choose a fundamental frequency switching pattern to produce a nearly sinusoidal output. HCMLI using only a single dc source for each phase is promising for high-power motor drive applications as it significantly decreases the number of required dc power supplies, provides high-quality output power due to its high number of output levels, and results in high conversion efficiency and low thermal stress as it uses a fundamental frequency switching scheme. This paper mainly discusses control of seven-level HCMLI with fundamental frequency switching control and how its modulation index range can be extended using triplen harmonic compensation.

Du, Zhong [ORNL; Chiasson, John N [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Microwave-triggered laser switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-repetition rate switch is described for delivering short duration, high-powered electrical pulses from a pulsed-charged dc power supply. The present invention utilizes a microwave-generating device such as a magnetron that is capable of producing high-power pulses at high-pulse repetition rates and fast-pulse risetimes for long periods with high reliability. The rail-gap electrodes provide a large surface area that reduces induction effects and minimizes electrode erosion. Additionally, breakdown is initiated in a continuous geometric fashion that also increases operating lifetime of the device.

Piltch, M.S.

1982-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

408

Microwave-triggered laser switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high-repetition rate switch for delivering short duration, high-power electrical pulses from a pulsed-charged dc power supply. The present invention utilizes a microwave-generating device such as a magnetron that is capable of producing high-power pulses at high-pulse repetition rates and fast-pulse risetimes for long periods with high reliability. The rail-gap electrodes provide a large surface area that reduces induction effects and minimizes electrode erosion. Additionally, breakdown is initiated in a continuous geometric fashion that also increases operating lifetime of the device.

Piltch, Martin S. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Resonant snubber based soft-switching inverters for electric propulsion drives  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes recently developed soft-switching inverters and proposes two alternative options for electric propulsion drives. The newly developed soft-switching inverter employs an auxiliary switch and a resonant inductor per phase to produce a zero voltage across the main switch so that the main switch can turn on at the zero-voltage condition. Both the auxiliary switch and the resonant inductor are operating at a fractional duty, and thus are small in size as compared to the main inverter circuit components. Operation modes in a complete zero-voltage switching cycle for the single-phase soft-switching inverter are described in detail with graphical explanations. The circuit operation was first verified by a computer simulation and then tested with an 1-kW single-phase and an 100-kW three-phase inverters. Experimental results are presented to show the superior performance in efficiency improvement, EMI reduction, and dv/dt reduction of the proposed soft-switching inverters.

Lai, J.S.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Reflective HTS switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A HTS switch includes a HTS conductor for providing a superconducting path for an electrical signal and an serpentine wire actuator for controllably heating a portion of the conductor sufficiently to cause that portion to have normal, and not superconducting, resistivity. Mass of the portion is reduced to decrease switching time.

Martens, Jon S. (Albuquerque, NM); Hietala, Vincent M. (Placitas, NM); Hohenwarter, Gert K. G. (Madison, WI)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Switching Surge and Lightning Impact on Increasing Power Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the effect of transient overvoltages on increasing the power flow on the electric power transmission system. The report focuses on the effect of system changes on transient recovery voltage (TRV) duties imposed on circuit breakers, and the impact of switching surges, lightning, and sustained overvoltages on transmission line upgrading.

2006-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

412

Reactive Power Management to Address Short-Term Voltage Stability Using Optimal Reactive Power Allocation Method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Voltage stability has attracted attention recently because power systems are increasingly operated under heavy loads and subjected to high levels of dynamic fast acting loads. Voltage instability under these conditions can be manifested as depressed voltage profiles, delayed voltage recovery at load buses following a major disturbance, and even fast voltage collapse. Single-phase, low-inertia induction motors can have adverse effect on voltage stability as they decelerate in the event of voltage ...

2012-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

413

Voltage Quality Improvement Using DVR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of voltage sags and Swells and its severe impact on sensitive loads is well known. To solve this problem, custom power devices are used. One of those devices is the Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR), which is one of the most efficient and effective ... Keywords: Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR), Voltage sags, Voltage swells, Custom power, Power Quality

M. Arun Bhaskar; S. S. Dash; C. Subramani; M. Jagadeesh Kumar; P. R. Giresh; M. Varun Kumar

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Substation voltage upgrading  

SciTech Connect

Substation voltage uprating, i.e., conversion of a substation from a lower rated voltage to a higher rated voltage without a complete substation rebuild, can lead to excellent economic benefits. Utilization of the old substation layout and/or the existing equipment, to some extent, is the practical objective of such an uprating. The objective of this project was to assess the opportunities for substation uprating in the industry, to establish feasibility for such uprating and to study methods for accomplishing it. The final aim of the project was to provide guidance to utilities interested in uprating. 56 refs., 41 figs., 18 tabs.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Sublich, M. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA). Systems Development and Engineering Dept.)

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

A Merged two-stage power conversion architecture with switched capacitor circuit for an LED driver module  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a power converter specified to convert from wide-range and high-level DC voltage or AC line voltage to low-level DC voltage, satisfying high efficiency, high power density, and high power factor is challenging because ...

Lim, Seungbum

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Waveguide electrooptic switch arrays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A review is presented of electrooptic waveguide switch arrays with strong emphasis on those based on titanium-diffused lithium niobate waveguides. Crosspoint and array design considerations and performance are discussed as are waveguide technology limits. ...

R. C. Alferness

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

New Switching Operator Training  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Technical Update report summarizes work done on a new project, launched in 2006, that is focused on the development of training materials for apprentice and new operators. The project is part of EPRI's Switching Safety and Reliability research.

2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

418

Plasmonic enhanced ultrafast switch.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Ultrafast electronic switches fabricated from defective material have been used for several decades in order to produce picosecond electrical transients and TeraHertz radiation. Due to the ultrashort recombination time in the photoconductor materials used, these switches are inefficient and are ultimately limited by the amount of optical power that can be applied to the switch before self-destruction. The goal of this work is to create ultrafast (sub-picosecond response) photoconductive switches on GaAs that are enhanced through plasmonic coupling structures. Here, the plasmonic coupler primarily plays the role of being a radiation condenser which will cause carriers to be generated adjacent to metallic electrodes where they can more efficiently be collected.

Subramania,Ganapathi Subramanian; Reno, John Louis; Passmore, Brandon Scott; Harris, Tom.; Shaner, Eric Arthur; Barrick, Todd A.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

An optical switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a gas mixture for a diffuse discharge switch having an electron attaching gas wherein electron attachment is brought about by indirect excitation of molecules to long live states by exposure to laser light. 3 figs.

Christophorou, L.G.; Hunter, S.R.

1987-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

420

Test Switch: n  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Test Switch: n. struct; Message [empty string] StackTrace: java.lang.NullPointerException at java.util.Calendar.setTime(Calendar.java:1075) at coldfusion.util. ...

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421

AlGaN/GaN-based power semiconductor switches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AlGaN/GaN-based high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) have great potential for their use as high efficiency and high speed power semiconductor switches, thanks to their high breakdown electric field, mobility and ...

Lu, Bin, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Low-voltage, low-power circuits for data communication systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There are growing industrial demands for low-voltage supply and low-power consumption circuits and systems. This is especially true for very high integration level and very large scale integrated (VLSI) mixed-signal chips and system-on-a-chip. It is mainly due to the limited power dissipation within a small area and the costs related to the packaging and thermal management. In this research work, two low-voltage, low-power integrated circuits used for data communication systems are introduced. The first one is a high performance continuous-time linear phase filter with automatic frequency tuning. The filter can be used in hard disk driver systems and wired communication systems such as 1000Base-T transceivers. A pseudo-differential operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) based on transistors operating in triode region is used to achieve a large linear signal swing with low-voltage supplies. A common-mode (CM) control circuit that combines common-mode feedback (CMFB), common-mode feedforward (CMFF), and adaptive-bias has been proposed. With a 2.3V single supply, the filter?s total harmonic distortion is less than ?44dB for a 2VPP differential input, which is due to the well controlled CM behavior. The ratio of the root mean square value of the ac signal to the power supply voltage is around 31%, which is much better than previous realizations. The second integrated circuit includes two LVDS drivers used for high-speed point-to-point links. By removing the stacked switches used in the conventional structures, both LVDS drivers can operate with ultra low-voltage supplies. Although the Double Current Sources (DCS) LVDS driver draws twice minimum static current as required by the signal swing, it is quite simple and achieves very high speed operation. The Switchable Current Sources (SCS) LVDS driver, by dynamically switching the current sources, draws minimum static current and reduces the power consumption by 60% compared to the previously reported LVDS drivers. Both LVDS drivers are compliant to the standards and operate at data rates up to gigabits-per-second.

Chen, Mingdeng

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Low voltage operation of plasma focus  

SciTech Connect

Plasma foci of compact sizes and operating with low energies (from tens of joules to few hundred joules) have found application in recent years and have attracted plasma-physics scientists and engineers for research in this direction. We are presenting a low energy and miniature plasma focus which operates from a capacitor bank of 8.4 {mu}F capacity, charged at 4.2-4.3 kV and delivering approximately 52 kA peak current at approximately 60 nH calculated circuit inductance. The total circuit inductance includes the plasma focus inductance. The reported plasma focus operates at the lowest voltage among all reported plasma foci so far. Moreover the cost of capacitor bank used for plasma focus is nearly 20 U.S. dollars making it very cheap. At low voltage operation of plasma focus, the initial breakdown mechanism becomes important for operation of plasma focus. The quartz glass tube is used as insulator and breakdown initiation is done on its surface. The total energy of the plasma focus is approximately 75 J. The plasma focus system is made compact and the switching of capacitor bank energy is done by manual operating switch. The focus is operated with hydrogen and deuterium filled at 1-2 mbar.

Shukla, Rohit; Sharma, S. K.; Banerjee, P.; Das, R.; Deb, P.; Prabahar, T.; Das, B. K.; Adhikary, B.; Shyam, A. [Energetics and Electromagnetics Division, Facility for Electromagnetic Systems, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Visakhapatanam, A.P. 530012 (India)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

424

Vacuum interrupters and thyratrons as opening switches  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The clear advantages of inductive storage for large scale energy storage applications are creating an increasing interest in the research and development of the opening switches required. Opening switches for single-shot inductive transfers have received considerable attention and are fairly well advanced. The problem addressed by this workshop of high power opening switches for high repetition rate applications is much more severe, however, and may well require a major research and development effort. Two candidates for such an opening switch, the triggered vacuum interrupter and the magnetically quenched thyratron, are discussed. By electrically retriggering the discharge in the vacuum interrupter between pulses, the dependence on mechanical motion is eliminated. This should enable repetition rate operation at 10 to 15 kHz while still maintaining the vacuum interrupter's proven interrupting performance of tens of kiloamps at tens of kilovolts. The magnetically quenched thyratron, on the other hand, uses a cross magnetic field to raise the switch impedance by decreasing the electron mobility and driving the discharge into an arc chute wall where it is quenched. Successful interruptions of 1 kA at 15 kV and 100 A at 50 kV after conduction for 10 ..mu..s have been demonstrated by previous researchers. Work at Los Alamos is directed toward understanding the basic mechanisms involved and increasing the switch ratings, particularly the conduction time.

Honig, E.M.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Light-induced switching in the back-gated organic transistors with built-in conduction channel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We report on observation of a light-induced switching of the conductance in the back-gated organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) with built-in conduction channel. In the studied devices, the built-in channel is formed owing to the self-sensitized photo-oxidation of rubrene surface. In the dark, the back gate controls the charge injection from metal contacts into the built-in channel: the high-current ON state corresponds to zero or negative back-gate voltage; the low-current OFF state - to a positive back-gate voltage that blocks the Schottky contacts. Illumination of the OFET in the OFF state with a short pulse of light switches the device into the ON state that persists in the dark for days. The OFF state can be restored by cycling the back gate voltage. The observed effect can be explained by screening of the back-gate electric field by the charges photo-generated in the bulk of organic semiconductor.

V. Podzorov; V. M. Pudalov; M. E. Gershenson

2004-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

426

A radiation hard vacuum switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vacuum switch with an isolated trigger probe which is not directly connected to the switching electrodes. The vacuum switch within the plasmatron is triggered by plasma expansion initiated by the trigger probe which travels through an opening to reach the vacuum switch elements. The plasma arc created is directed by the opening to the space between the anode and cathode of the vacuum switch to cause conduction. 3 figs.

Boettcher, G.E.

1988-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

427

Distributed Generation Source Stiffness and Its Impact on Voltage Distortion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed generators with loads that create high harmonics can cause excessive voltage distortion. This report's objective was to evaluate under controlled laboratory conditions voltage distortion resulting from application of nonlinear load for three different types of rotary generators and one inverter-based generator. Test results also were used to verify the analytical model for predicting voltage distortion from nonlinear load application.

2001-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

428

Intrinsic Surface Stability in LiMn2-xNixO4-d (x=0.45, 0.5) High Volt-age Spinel Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries  

SciTech Connect

This work reports the surface stability of the high voltage Li ion cathode LiMn2-xNixO4- (x= 0.5, 0.45) by comparing thin film and powder composite electrodes after cycling using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The thin film electrodes offer the ability to probe the surface of the material without the need of a conductive agent and polymer binder typically used in composite electrodes. The results suggest that neither oxidation of PF6 to POF5 nor the decomposition of ethylene carbonate or dimethylene carbonate occurs on the surface of the spinel material. These results confirm the enhanced cycling stability and rate capability associated with the high voltage spinel material and suggests that the SEI layer forms due to the reaction of electrochemically inactive components in composite electrodes with the electrolyte.

Carroll, Kyler J [University of California, San Diego; Yang, Ming-Che [University of Florida, Gainesville; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Dudney, Nancy J [ORNL; Meng, Ying Shirley [University of California, San Diego

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Multiple switch actuator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to switches and switch actuating devices to be operated for purposes of arming a bomb or other missile as it is dropped or released from an aircraft. The particular bomb or missile in which this invention is applied is one in which there is a plurality of circuits which are to be armed by the closing of switches upon dropping or releasing of the bomb. The operation of the switches to closed position is normally accomplished by means of a pull-out wire; that is, a wire which is withdrawn from the bomb or missile at the time of release of the bomb, one end of the wire being attached to the aircraft. The conditions to be met are that the arming switches must be positively and surely maintained in open position until the bomb is released and the arming action is effected. The action of the pull-out wire in achieving the arming action must be sure and positive with minimum danger of malfunctioning, jamming or binding.

Beyer, Edward T. (Rosamond, CA)

1976-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

430

Current-level triggered plasma-opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An opening switch for very high power electrical pulses uses a slow magnetic field to confine a plasma across a gap between two electrodes. The plasma conducts the electric pulse across the gap while the switch is closed. A magnetic field generated by the pulse repels the slow magnetic field from the negative electrode to push the plasma from the electrode, opening the switch. A plurality of radial vanes may be used to enhance the slow magnetic field.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Electron launching voltage monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electron launching voltage monitor measures MITL voltage using a relationship between anode electric field and electron current launched from a cathode-mounted perturbation. An electron launching probe extends through and is spaced from the edge of an opening in a first MITL conductor, one end of the launching probe being in the gap between the MITL conductor, the other end being adjacent a first side of the first conductor away from the second conductor. A housing surrounds the launching probe and electrically connects the first side of the first conductor to the other end of the launching probe. A detector detects the current passing through the housing to the launching probe, the detected current being representative of the voltage between the conductors.

Mendel, Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM); Savage, Mark E. (Albuquerque, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Thermionic gas switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A temperature responsive thermionic gas switch having folded electron emitting surfaces. An ionizable gas is located between the emitter and an interior surface of a collector, coaxial with the emitter. In response to the temperature exceeding a predetermined level, sufficient electrons are derived from the emitter to cause the gas in the gap between the emitter and collector to become ionized, whereby a very large increase in current in the gap occurs. Due to the folded emitter surface area of the switch, increasing the "on/off" current ratio and adjusting the "on" current capacity is accomplished.

Hatch, George L. (San Francisco, CA); Brummond, William A. (Livermore, CA); Barrus, Donald M. (San Jose, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

PAPER ACCEPTED TO IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, Nov. 2008 1 Reactive Power and Voltage Control in Distribution  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PAPER ACCEPTED TO IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, Nov. 2008 1 Reactive Power and Voltage) problem associated with reactive power and voltage control in distribution systems to minimize daily on the number of switching operations of transformer load tap changers (LTCs) and capacitors, which are modeled

Cañizares, Claudio A.

434

Solid-State Transfer Switch Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI's multi-function Solid-State Switchgear System (4-S) will be a first-generation power-electronics replacement for conventional distribution switchgear. A key component of the system is the S-GTO based Static Transfer Switch (SSTS), an intelligent power-electronics device (IED) for Advanced Distribution Automation (ADA). This switch is a multi-functional, high performance, compact, high reliability cost-effective device. It utilizes the 2007 R&D100 Award winning S-GTO power-electronics devices, the l...

2009-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

435

Transient analysis of a two-phase hydrogen heat switch  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A transient, thermal analysis of a two-phase hydrogen heat switch is presented. The heat switch has application to a zero-g, no-moving-part magnetic refrigerator that operates between 7 K and 25 K and provides a one-way thermal path for heat rejection from the refrigerator to the 20 K heat sink. Incorporation of the heat switch is dependent on operating frequency. However, the thermal diode operating characteristic and the high axial thermal conductivity of the heat switch provide advantages over other methods. 3 refs., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

Prenger, C.; Stewart, W.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Transistorized power switch and base drive circuit therefore  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A high power switching circuit is disclosed which utilizes a four-terminal Darlington transistor block to improve switching speed, particularly in rapid turn-off. Two independent reverse drive currents are utilized during turn-off in order to expel the minority carriers of the Darlington pair at their own charge sweep-out rate. The reverse drive current may be provided by a current transformer, the secondary of which is tapped to the base terminal of the power stage of the Darlington block. In one application, the switching circuit is used in each power switching element in a chopper-inverter drive of an electric vehicle propulsion system.

Lee, F.C.; Carter, R.A.

1981-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

437

Stability under Strategy Switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We suggest that a process-like notion of strategy is relevant in the context of interactions in systems of self-interested agents. In this view, strategies are not plans formulated by rational agents considering all possible futures ... Keywords: Graphical games, strategy specifications, strategy switching

Soumya Paul; R. Ramanujam; Sunil Simon

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

The Current-voltage Characteristics of Grain Boundaries in Ionic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, The Current-voltage Characteristics of Grain Boundaries in Ionic ... A High-temperature Mössbauer Study of Iron-doped Ruddlesden-popper  ...

439

Voltage Controlled Creep of a Nanoporous Gold/Electrolyte Hybrid ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

And the creep rate can also be controlled by the voltage (electrochemical ... CNT Reinforced Copper Composite for High Contact Pressure Electrodes by ...

440

Patents and Perspective on Surge Protection for Low-Voltage ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... In a high-voitage inverter the impedance is a resistor functioning to dampen voltage o\\ershoots and to im- plement a relay or solid state second ...

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Certification of thread context switching  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With recent efforts to build foundational certified software systems, two different approaches have been proposed to certify thread context switching. One is to certify both threads and context switching in a single logic system, and the other certifies ... Keywords: context switching, program safety, program verification, proof-carrying code

Yu Guo; Xin-Yu Jiang; Yi-Yun Chen

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PACKET SWITCHED ROUTING CHIP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monsoon is a parallel processing dataflow computer that will require a high bandwidth interconnection network. A packet switched routing chip (PaRC) is described that will be used as the basis of this network. PaRC is a 4 by 4 routing switch which has ...

C. F. Joerg

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Analysis of bifurcation in switched dynamical systems with periodically moving borders  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes a global method for analyzing the bifurcation phenomena in switched dynamical systems whose switching borders are varying periodically with time. The type of systems under study covers most of power electronics circuits. In particular, the complex bifurcation behavior of a voltage feedback buck converter is studied in detail. The analytical method developed in this paper allows bifurcation scenarios to be clearly revealed in any chosen parameter space. 1.

Yue Ma; Hiroshi Kawakami

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

High Voltage Test Apparatus for a Neutron EDM Experiment and Lower Limit on the Dielectric Strength of Liquid Helium at Large Volumes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new search for a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron is underway using ultracold neutrons produced and held in a bath of superfluid helium. Attaining the target sensitivity requires maintaining an electric field of several tens of kilovolts per centimeter across the experimental cell, which is nominally 7.5 cm wide and will contain about 4 liters of superfluid. The electrical properties of liquid helium are expected to be sufficient to meet the design goals, but little is known about these properties for volumes and electrode spacings appropriate to the EDM experiment. Furthermore, direct application of the necessary voltages from an external source to the experimental test cell is impractical. An apparatus to amplify voltages in the liquid helium environment and to test the electrical properties of the liquid for large volumes and electrode spacings has been constructed. The device consists of a large-area parallel plate capacitor immersed in a 200 liter liquid helium dewar. Preliminary results show the breakdown strength of normal state liquid helium is at least 90 kV/cm at these volumes, at the helium vapor pressure corresponding to 4.38 K. These fields hold for more than 11 hours with leakage currents less than 170 pA (about 20% of the maximum tolerable in the EDM experiment). The system is also found to be robust against anticipated radiation backgrounds. Preliminary results for superfluid show that fields of at least 30 kV/cm can be sustained at the volumes required for the EDM experiment, about 60% of the design goal. These results are likely limited by the low pressure that must be maintained above the superfluid bath.

J. C. Long; P. D. Barnes; J. G. Boissevain; D. J. Clark; M. D. Cooper; J. J. Gomez; S. K. Lamoreaux; R. E. Mischke; S. I. Penttila

2006-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

445

Communication switch for serial and parallel network  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This is a communication switch apparatus and a method for use in a geographically extensive serial, parallel or hybrid communication network, linking a multiprocessor or parallel processing system. It has a very low software processing overhead and accommodates random burst of high density data. Each processor has a communication switch which may have a data source, data destination, sensor or a robot associated with it. The configuration of the switches are coordinated through a master processor node and depends on the operational phase of the multiprocessor network:data acquisition, data processing and data exchange. The communication system design maximizes data routing while maintaining data integrity which is achieved through the reduction of communication protocol overhead and amplification of signals.

Crosetto, D.B.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Plasma opening switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A command triggered plasma opening switch assembly using an amplification stage. The assembly surrounds a coaxial transmission line and has a main plasma opening switch (POS) close to the load and a trigger POS upstream from the main POS. The trigger POS establishes two different current pathways through the assembly depended on whether it has received a trigger current pulse. The initial pathway has both POS's with plasma between their anodes and cathodes to form a short across the transmission line and isolating the load. The final current pathway is formed when the trigger POS receives a trigger current pulse which energizes its fast coil to push the conductive plasma out from between its anode and cathode, allowing the main transmission line current to pass to the fast coil of the main POS, thus pushing its plasma out the way so as to establish a direct current pathway to the load.

Savage, Mark E. (Albuquerque, NM); Mendel, Jr., Clifford W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Optical fiber switch  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Optical fiber switches operated by electrical activation of at least one laser light modulator through which laser light is directed into at least one polarizer are used for the sequential transport of laser light from a single laser into a plurality of optical fibers. In one embodiment of the invention, laser light from a single excitation laser is sequentially transported to a plurality of optical fibers which in turn transport the laser light to separate individual remotely located laser fuel ignitors. The invention can be operated electro-optically with no need for any mechanical or moving parts, or, alternatively, can be operated electro-mechanically. The invention can be used to switch either pulsed or continuous wave laser light.

Early, James W. (Los Alamos, NM); Lester, Charles S. (San Juan Pueblo, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Understanding Buck-Boost Power Stages in Switch Mode Power Supplies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A switching power supply consists of the power stage and the control circuit. The power stage performs the basic power conversion from the input voltage to the output voltage and includes switches and the output filter. This report addresses the buck-boost power stage only and does not cover control circuits. Detailed steady-state and small-signal analysis of the buck-boost power stage operating in continuous and discontinuous mode is presented. Variations in the standard buck-boost power stage and a discussion of power stage

Everett Rogers; System Power

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Original article: Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a novel approach is proposed for selective compensation of main voltage harmonics in a grid-connected microgrid. The aim of compensation is to provide a high voltage quality at the point of common coupling (PCC). PCC voltage quality is ... Keywords: Distributed generator (DG), Grid-connected, Microgrid, Voltage harmonics compensation

Mehdi Savaghebi, Juan C. Vasquez, Alireza Jalilian, Josep M. Guerrero, Tzung-Lin Lee

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Research Note---Online Users' Switching Costs: Their Nature and Formation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The highly competitive and rapidly changing market for online services is becoming increasingly effective at locking users in through the coercive effects of switching costs. Although the information systems field increasingly recognizes that switching ... Keywords: online consumer behavior, partial least squares, structural equation modeling, survey data, switching costs

Soumya Ray; Sung S. Kim; James G. Morris

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Sequential circuit design for radiation hardened multiple voltage integrated circuits  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention includes a radiation hardened sequential circuit, such as a bistable circuit, flip-flop or other suitable design that presents substantial immunity to ionizing radiation while simultaneously maintaining a low operating voltage. In one embodiment, the circuit includes a plurality of logic elements that operate on relatively low voltage, and a master and slave latches each having storage elements that operate on a relatively high voltage.

Clark, Lawrence T. (Phoenix, AZ); McIver, III, John K. (Albuquerque, NM)

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

452

A method for reducing harmonics in output voltages of a double-connected inverter  

SciTech Connect

A new method for reducing harmonics involved in output voltages of the double-connected inverter is proposed. By adding four auxiliary switching devices and an interphase transformer with secondary winding to the conventional 12-step inverter, output voltages of the proposed circuit can be almost the same waveforms as a conventional 36-step inverter. In this paper, circuit performances and output voltage waveforms are discussed, and the optimum parameters are derived. Then, effects on harmonic reductions can be clarified by theoretical and experimental results, and ratings of system components are investigated.

Masukawa, Shigeo; Iida, Shoji (Tokyo Denki Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

A PWM method for reduction of switching loss in a full-bridge inverter  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents the ``hybrid pulsewidth modulation`` (HPWM) method which requires only two of the four switches in a full-bridge inverter to be pulsewidth-modulated at high frequency, thus significantly reducing the switching losses in the other two switches. For triangular carriers, HPWM has the same frequency spectrum and switching losses as the conventional unipolar PM (UPWM). A low-frequency model for a fast-switching HPWM full-bridge inverter with high-quality output is described, and is substantiated by experimental data.

Lai, R.S.; Ngo, K.D.T. [Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Energy Harvesting by Sweeping Voltage-Escalated Charging of a Reconfigurable Supercapacitor Array  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Harvesting by Sweeping Voltage-Escalated Charging of a Reconfigurable Supercapacitor Array charge pump to perform maximum power-transfer track- ing (MPTT) while charging a reservoir supercapacitor. The supercapacitors in the RSA can be dynamically configured for series or parallel topologies by means of a switch

Shinozuka, Masanobu

455

Stability boundary analysis of the dynamic voltage restorer in weak systems with dynamic loads  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this contribution, a stability analysis for a dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) connected to a weak ac system containing a dynamic load is presented using continuation techniques and bifurcation theory. The system dynamics are explored through the continuation ... Keywords: DVR, Floquet multiplier, active filter, continuation techniques, iterative map, point common coupling, power converter, stability regions, switching process

Juan Segundo-Ramírez; Aurelio Medina; Arindam Ghosh; Gerard Ledwich

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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