Accession Number:

ADA633475

Title:

Thor, A Long-Pulse Electron Beam Generator: Design and Performance Characteristics

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER WHITE OAK DETACHMENT SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Thor is a long pulse electron beam generator. The pulse generator portion of the machine is based on a 4 MV, 27 stage resistive-capacitively coupled hybrid Marx bank. The total Marcapacitance is 24 nH. When the Marx erects, the full voltage IS applied to a 1.29 muH inductance and 21 omega resistance in series with the load. In parallel with the resistor and load is a capacitive filter stack. In parallel with the load is a resistive voltage dividermonitor, and a triggerable crowbar switch. The pulse generator is capable of supplying 4 MV, 10 kA, for a variable pulselength from 250 ns to 2 microsecond. The overshoot on this pulse is approximately 15 with a droop of 5 over 1 microseceond into a 400 omega resistive load.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE