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Title: Transportable high-energy high-current inductive storage GW generator
Authors: Novac, Bucur M.
Smith, Ivor R.
Senior, Peter
Parker, Michael
Louverdis, Gerry
Pecastaing, Laurent
de Ferron, Antoine Silvestre
Pignolet, Pascal
Souakri, Sonia
Keywords: Closing switches
exploding wires
high-voltage (HV) technology
inductive storage
opening switches
pulse transformers
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: NOVAC, B.M. ...et al., 2014. Transportable high-energy high-current inductive storage GW generator. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42(10), pp. 2919-2933.
Abstract: A number of high power applications require a transportable high energy, high current GW generator to drive a pulsed power system at the output. A first prototype, based on exploding wire technology and using an H bridge circuit configuration, was developed at Loughborough University a few years ago and reported previously. The present stage of the work has necessitated the development of a more powerful and energetic source, and this is now based on inductive storage technology. A 400 kJ capacitor bank is connected by a high Coulomb explosively driven closing switch with an air cored 0.6 MV transformer, an exploding wire array and a high power diode based on a polarity dependent spark gap completing the arrangement. The GW generator, including the command and control module, is accommodated in two ISO containers. The various components of the generator are described in the paper, together with results obtained from full scale tests.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2014.2340014
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20453
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2014.2340014
ISSN: 0093-3813
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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