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Title: Adjustable direct current and pulsed circuit fault current limiter

Abstract

A fault current limiting system for direct current circuits and for pulsed power circuit. In the circuits, a current source biases a diode that is in series with the circuits' transmission line. If fault current in a circuit exceeds current from the current source biasing the diode open, the diode will cease conducting and route the fault current through the current source and an inductor. This limits the rate of rise and the peak value of the fault current.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of California, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174507
Patent Number(s):
6,624,993
Application Number:
09/721,834
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Boenig, Heinrich J., and Schillig, Josef B. Adjustable direct current and pulsed circuit fault current limiter. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Boenig, Heinrich J., & Schillig, Josef B. Adjustable direct current and pulsed circuit fault current limiter. United States.
Boenig, Heinrich J., and Schillig, Josef B. Tue . "Adjustable direct current and pulsed circuit fault current limiter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174507.
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author = {Boenig, Heinrich J. and Schillig, Josef B.},
abstractNote = {A fault current limiting system for direct current circuits and for pulsed power circuit. In the circuits, a current source biases a diode that is in series with the circuits' transmission line. If fault current in a circuit exceeds current from the current source biasing the diode open, the diode will cease conducting and route the fault current through the current source and an inductor. This limits the rate of rise and the peak value of the fault current.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2003},
month = {Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2003}
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