Accession Number:

ADA458533

Title:

Compact, Portable Pulsed-Power

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 2005-31 Aug 2006

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ELECTROPHYSICS

Report Date:

2006-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The desire to move high energy pulsed power systems from the laboratory to practical field systems has led to the establishment of the FY2001 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative MURI on Compact, Portable, Pulsed Power CP3. The University of New Mexico and the University of Southern California USC each lead a consortium of universities to address the fundamental issues critical to improved compact pulsed power. This report describes progress on this program by the USC lead consortium. Results are presented in the following key thematic areas Gas phase and opening switches, increased energy density storage using liquid dielectrics, solid-state and optical switching. New results include advanced switches for repetitive pulsed power and innovative pulse generator PG design. Specific topics addressed are Blumlein transmission lines, liquid breakdown in oil, water and propylene carbonate, pseudospark and Back-Lighted Thyratron BLT switches, compact pulsers, and high power solid-state switches. Applications that are emerging from this program include innovation in Blumlein architecture for HPM, Marx PGs for HPM, psuedospark PGs for AF jet ignition, ultra-compact PG for AF biological applications, and advanced PGs for cathode research for HPM.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE