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Design and developement of a pulsed power system for a Vircator based HPM source

Senthil Kumar, D and Thomas, Joy M (2010) Design and developement of a pulsed power system for a Vircator based HPM source. In: 2006 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on ElectroMagnetic Interference and Compatibility INCEMIC, 23-24 Feb 2006 , Bangalore.

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Pulse Forming Line (PFL) based high voltage pulsed power systems are well suited for low impedance High Power Microwave (HPM) sources such as a virtual cathode oscillator (VIRCATOR) operating in nanosecond regimes. The system under development consists of a primary voltage source that charges the capacitor bank of a Marx pulser over a long time duration. The Marx pulser output is then conditioned by a PFL to match the requirement of the HPM diode load. This article describes the design and construction of an oil insulated pulse forming line for a REB (Relativistic Electron Beam) diode used in a VIRCATOR for the generation of high power microwaves. Design of a 250 kV/10 kA/60 ns PFL, including the PSPICE simulation for various load conditions are described.

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 09:15
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 09:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42115

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