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Title: Solid-State Kicker Pulser for DARHT-2

To replace a hard tube design, a solid-state kicker pulser for the Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test facility (DARHT-2) has been designed and tested. This kicker modulator uses multiple solid-state modules stacked in an inductive-adder configuration where the energy is switched into each section of the adder by a parallel array of MOSFETs. The modulator features very fast rise and fall times, pulse width agility and a high pulse-repetition rate in burst mode. The modulator can drive a 50{Omega} load with voltages up to 20 kV and can be easily configured for either positive or negative polarity. The presentation will include test and operational data.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15005324
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-141945
TRN: US0305356
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2001 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc International Pulsed Power Plasma Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV (US), 06/17/2001--06/22/2001; Other Information: PBD: 7 Jun 2001
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; TEST FACILITIES; DESIGN; HYDRODYNAMICS; KICKER MAGNETS; PULSE RISE TIME; PULSE GENERATORS; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE