A solid-state marx generator with a novel configuration

Zabihi, Sasan, Zabihi, Zeynab and Zare, Firuz (2011) A solid-state marx generator with a novel configuration. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39 8: 1721-1728. doi:10.1109/TPS.2011.2155102

Author Zabihi, Sasan
Zabihi, Zeynab
Zare, Firuz
Title A solid-state marx generator with a novel configuration
Journal name IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0093-3813
Publication date 2011-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1109/TPS.2011.2155102
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 8
Start page 1721
End page 1728
Total pages 8
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ, United States
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Language eng
Abstract A new pulsed-power generator based on a Marx generator (MG) is proposed in this paper with a reduced number of semiconductor components and with a more efficient load-supplying process. The main idea is to charge two groups of capacitors in parallel through an inductor and take advantage of the resonant phenomenon in charging each capacitor up to twice as the input-voltage level. In each resonant half-cycle, one of those capacitor groups is charged; eventually, the charged capacitors will be connected in series, and the summation of the capacitor voltages are appeared at the output of a pulsed-power converter. This topology can be considered as a modified MG, which works based on the resonant concept. The simulated models of this converter have been investigated in a MATLAB/Simulink platform, and a laboratory prototype has been implemented in a laboratory. The simulation and test results verify the operation of the proposed topology in different switching modes.
Keyword High-voltage stress
Marx generator (MG)
Pulsed-power supply
Resonant converter
Solid state
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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