Development of compact pulsed power for the Dielectric Wall Accelerator (DWA)

S. Sampayan, George J Caporaso, Y. J. Chen, G. Guethlein, J. Harris, S. Hawkins, C. Holmes, M. Krogha, S. Nelson, W. Nunnally, B. Poole, M. Rhodes, D. Sanders, K. Slenesc, J. Sullivan, L. Wang, J. Watson

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Abstract

We are developing compact pulsed power systems for various defense missions. Although the system is primarily intended for pulsed radiography, its modularity makes it well suited for compact neutron sources for explosives detection and as an HPM driver for various DOD missions. To date, we have performed extensive research at the component level and are now pursuing the integration of the technology into a single accelerator cell. Cost is < $0.50/volt. As part of this effort, we are also pursuing advanced development of high specific energy dielectrics (>10J/cm3), specialized transmission line designs, HGI insulator technology, multi-gap low jitter (<1 ns) switches, and high voltage SiC photoconductive switching. We detail the progress of our overall research to date, recent high voltage test results, and the integration concept into a compact accelerator cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop
Pages411-414
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop) - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 14 2006May 18 2006

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Other2006 IEEE International Power Modulator Conference, IPMC(27th Power Modulator Symposium and 2006 High Voltage Workshop)
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/14/065/18/06

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Sampayan, S., Caporaso, G. J., Chen, Y. J., Guethlein, G., Harris, J., Hawkins, S., ... Watson, J. (2006). Development of compact pulsed power for the Dielectric Wall Accelerator (DWA). In Conference Record of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop (pp. 411-414). [4216223] https://doi.org/10.1109/MODSYM.2006.365271