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Title: Adjustable direct current and pulsed circuit fault current limiter

A fault current limiting system for direct current circuits and for pulsed power circuit. In the circuits, a current source biases a diode that is in series with the circuits' transmission line. If fault current in a circuit exceeds current from the current source biasing the diode open, the diode will cease conducting and route the fault current through the current source and an inductor. This limits the rate of rise and the peak value of the fault current.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1174507
Report Number(s):
6,624,993
09/721,834
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
The Regents of the University of California, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION