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Title: Solid-state resistor for pulsed power machines

Abstract

A flexible solid-state resistor comprises a string of ceramic resistors that can be used to charge the capacitors of a linear transformer driver (LTD) used in a pulsed power machine. The solid-state resistor is able to absorb the energy of a switch prefire, thereby limiting LTD cavity damage, yet has a sufficiently low RC charge time to allow the capacitor to be recharged without disrupting the operation of the pulsed power machine.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1334631
Patent Number(s):
9,514,864
Application Number:
14/619,536
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Feb 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Stoltzfus, Brian, Savage, Mark E., Hutsel, Brian Thomas, Fowler, William E., MacRunnels, Keven Alan, Justus, David, and Stygar, William A. Solid-state resistor for pulsed power machines. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Stoltzfus, Brian, Savage, Mark E., Hutsel, Brian Thomas, Fowler, William E., MacRunnels, Keven Alan, Justus, David, & Stygar, William A. Solid-state resistor for pulsed power machines. United States.
Stoltzfus, Brian, Savage, Mark E., Hutsel, Brian Thomas, Fowler, William E., MacRunnels, Keven Alan, Justus, David, and Stygar, William A. Tue . "Solid-state resistor for pulsed power machines". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334631.
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