Polarity Inversion on Saturn
SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Saturn is a pulsed power accelerator consisting of 36 parallel modules producing 10 MA at 1.7 MV in a 40 ns power pulse1. Saturn is built to operate in negative polarity. Two methods of inverting the polarity in vacuum and driving up to 2.5 MA into a triplate MITL with a low impedance load have been built and demonstrated. Both rely on the use of a ballast inductance to invert the polarity2. The first method uses a dual post-hole convolute while the second method uses no convolutes.
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