Modeling and Analysis of Thyristor and Diode Reverse Recovery In Railgun Pulsed Power Circuits
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA
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As pulsed-power systems used to drive EM launchers evolve from laboratory to operational environments, high-power solid-state devices are emerging as the leading switch technology for these systems. These devices, specifically high-power thyristors and diodes, offer the advantages of improved energy efficiency, reduced volume, and reduced auxiliaries over spark-gaps and ignitrons. Proper application of these devices requires understanding of their behavior both during forward conduction and during reverse recovery.
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