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Title: Apparatus for producing voltage and current pulses

Abstract

An apparatus having one or more modular stages for producing voltage and current pulses. Each module includes a diode charging means to charge a capacitive means that stores energy. One or more charging impedance means are connected to the diode charging means to provide a return current pathway. A solid-state switch discharge means, with current interruption capability, is connected to the capacitive means to discharge stored energy. Finally, a control means is provided to command the switching action of the solid-state switch discharge means.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1009426
Patent Number(s):
7855904
Application Number:
11/377,468
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02M - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kirbie, Hugh, and Dale, Gregory E. Apparatus for producing voltage and current pulses. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Kirbie, Hugh, & Dale, Gregory E. Apparatus for producing voltage and current pulses. United States.
Kirbie, Hugh, and Dale, Gregory E. Tue . "Apparatus for producing voltage and current pulses". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1009426.
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