A Battery-Powered, Solid-State Magnetic Compressor with Applications for High-PRF Accelerators and Lasers
GENERAL ATOMICS SAN DIEGO CA
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An 8-Jpulse magnetic pulse compressor has been built to demonstrate a power conditioning technique whereby battery power is converted into a train of 5-Its pulses at a maximum pulse repetition frequency of 11 kHz. The machine employs inverter-grade thyristors that switch with less than 120-ps pulse-to-pulse jitter. The network uses a phased-triggering scheme to obtain an output voltage regulation of or - 0.002. Magnetic core reset is achieved by using a reflected portion of the output pulse from a mismatched load.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Lasers and Masers
- Electrochemical Energy Storage