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One of the key technologies in a high power microwave system is the pulsed power conditioning system (PPCS). For a system driven by an explosive flux compression generator, the PPCS may consist of an energy storage inductor, a fuse type opening switch and a sharpening spark gap. This paper presents the investigation of a PPCS with a pulse transformer. Before the construction of a prototype, the behavior of the PPCS was simulated using the PSpice circuit simulation code. A transformer with a primary inductance of 3.5 /spl mu/H, secondary inductance of 85 /spl mu/H and coupling coefficient of 0.75, was designed and used in the experiments. The transformer was designed with two coaxial windings. Simulation results as well as experimental waveforms are shown.
Pulsed Power Conference, 1999. Digest of Technical Papers. 12th IEEE International (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 27-30 June 1999