Accession Number:

ADA611146

Title:

Modeling and Analysis of Thyristor and Diode Reverse Recovery In Railgun Pulsed Power Circuits

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE