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The phenomenon of notch in an NEMP simulator and its reduction

Thomas, Joy M and Sunitha, K (2010) The phenomenon of notch in an NEMP simulator and its reduction. In: 2006 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on ElectroMagnetic Interference and Compatibility (INCEMIC), 23-24 Feb 2006, Bangalore .

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The effect of variation in the switching instant of the output switch of the pulser circuit used in energizing an NEMP simulator on the voltage fed to the simulator and hence the electric field within the working volume of the simulator has been studied. Depending upon the instant at which the output switch closes, the amplitude and the wave shape of the voltage that is fed to the illuminator varies. This wave shape of the output voltage from the pulser circuit determines the shape and characteristics of the electric field within the working volume of the simulator. To study the effect of variation in the switching instant on the vertical electric field within the working volume, the vertical electric field has been computed in time and frequency domains. For certain switching instants, the electric field shows a sharp reduction in its amplitude after the peak which is called the notch. The presence of notch results in the test object not getting illuminated with all the frequencies of interest. The notch has been successfully reduced by suitably modifying the pulser circuit.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 10:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42094

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