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Title: Voltage control in pulsed system by predict-ahead control

A method and apparatus for predict-ahead pulse-to-pulse voltage control in a pulsed power supply system is disclosed. A DC power supply network is coupled to a resonant charging network via a first switch. The resonant charging network is coupled at a node to a storage capacitor. An output load is coupled to the storage capacitor via a second switch. A de-Q-ing network is coupled to the resonant charging network via a third switch. The trigger for the third switch is a derived function of the initial voltage of the power supply network, the initial voltage of the storage capacitor, and the present voltage of the storage capacitor. A first trigger closes the first switch and charges the capacitor. The third trigger is asserted according to the derived function to close the third switch. When the third switch is closed, the first switch opens and voltage on the node is regulated. The second trigger may be thereafter asserted to discharge the capacitor into the output load.
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (San Lorenzo, CA)
  2. (Tracy, CA)
  3. (Manteca, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5347209
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
voltage; control; pulsed; predict-ahead; method; apparatus; pulse-to-pulse; power; supply; disclosed; dc; network; coupled; resonant; charging; via; switch; node; storage; capacitor; output; load; de-q-ing; third; trigger; derived; function; initial; closes; charges; asserted; according; close; closed; regulated; thereafter; discharge; storage capacitor; dc power; power supply; pulsed power; voltage control; output load; /323/363/