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Title: Air and water cooled modulator

A compact high power magnetic compression apparatus and method are disclosed for delivering high voltage pulses of short duration at a high repetition rate and high peak power output which does not require the use of environmentally unacceptable fluids such as chlorofluorocarbons either as a dielectric or as a coolant, and which discharges very little waste heat into the surrounding air. A first magnetic switch has cooling channels formed therethrough to facilitate the removal of excess heat. The first magnetic switch is mounted on a printed circuit board. A pulse transformer comprised of a plurality of discrete electrically insulated and magnetically coupled units is also mounted on said printed board and is electrically coupled to the first magnetic switch. The pulse transformer also has cooling means attached thereto for removing heat from the pulse transformer. A second magnetic switch also having cooling means for removing excess heat is electrically coupled to the pulse transformer. Thus, the present invention is able to provide high voltage pulses of short duration at a high repetition rate and high peak power output without the use of environmentally unacceptable fluids and without discharging significant waste heat into the surrounding air. 9 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
106689
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 426000; PA: EDB-95:137237; SN: 95001460054
Patent Number(s):
US 5,448,580/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-270,718
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Sep 1995
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSE GENERATORS; DESIGN; MAGNETIC COMPRESSION; HEAT TRANSFER; COOLING SYSTEMS; WASTE HEAT; OPERATION

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