Saturable Inductors as High-Power Switches
PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL CO SAN LEANDRO CA
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Use of the nonlinear properties of iron in pulse power systems is especially attractive in rep-rated systems. They have been extensively used in the past in radar modulators, as assist switches to hydrogen thyratrons, and in many other applications. The failure modes are few however, the power handling capability of inductors as discharge switches has been at rather low power levels. This paper evaluates the capabilities and limitations of saturable inductors as high-power switches for pulse power systems.
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