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Title: Apparatus and method for recharging a string a avalanche transistors within a pulse generator

Abstract

An apparatus and method for recharging a string of avalanche transistors within a pulse generator is disclosed. A plurality of amplification stages are connected in series. Each stage includes an avalanche transistor and a capacitor. A trigger signal, causes the apparatus to generate a very high voltage pulse of a very brief duration which discharges the capacitors. Charge resistors inject current into the string of avalanche transistors at various points, recharging the capacitors. The method of the present invention includes the steps of supplying current to charge resistors from a power supply; using the charge resistors to charge capacitors connected to a set of serially connected avalanche transistors; triggering the avalanche transistors; generating a high-voltage pulse from the charge stored in the capacitors; and recharging the capacitors through the charge resistors.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy
OSTI Identifier:
20050928
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20050928
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; TRANSISTORS; PULSE GENERATORS; CAPACITORS; POWER SUPPLIES; BATTERY CHARGING

Citation Formats

Fulkerson, E.S. Apparatus and method for recharging a string a avalanche transistors within a pulse generator. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Fulkerson, E.S. Apparatus and method for recharging a string a avalanche transistors within a pulse generator. United States.
Fulkerson, E.S. Tue . "Apparatus and method for recharging a string a avalanche transistors within a pulse generator". United States.
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title = {Apparatus and method for recharging a string a avalanche transistors within a pulse generator},
author = {Fulkerson, E.S.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for recharging a string of avalanche transistors within a pulse generator is disclosed. A plurality of amplification stages are connected in series. Each stage includes an avalanche transistor and a capacitor. A trigger signal, causes the apparatus to generate a very high voltage pulse of a very brief duration which discharges the capacitors. Charge resistors inject current into the string of avalanche transistors at various points, recharging the capacitors. The method of the present invention includes the steps of supplying current to charge resistors from a power supply; using the charge resistors to charge capacitors connected to a set of serially connected avalanche transistors; triggering the avalanche transistors; generating a high-voltage pulse from the charge stored in the capacitors; and recharging the capacitors through the charge resistors.},
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year = {2000},
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