Modeling of an inductive adder kicker pulser for a proton radiography system

L. Wang, George J Caporaso, E. G. Cook

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Abstract

An all solid-state kicker pulser for a proton radiography system has been designed. Multiple solid-state modulators stacked in an inductive-adder configuration are utilized in this kicker pulser design. Each modulator is composed of multiple metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) which quickly switch the energy storage capacitors across a magnetic induction core. Metglas is used as the core material to minimize loss. Voltage from each modulator is inductively added by a voltage-summing stalk. A circuit model of a prototype inductive adder kicker pulser modulator has been developed to predict the performance of the pulser modulator. The modeling results are compared with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPPPS 2001 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1579-1582
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780371208, 9780780371200
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPPS 2001 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2001Jun 22 2001

Other

Other28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science and 13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPPS 2001
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period6/17/016/22/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Wang, L., Caporaso, G. J., & Cook, E. G. (2001). Modeling of an inductive adder kicker pulser for a proton radiography system. In PPPS 2001 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2001 (Vol. 2, pp. 1579-1582). [1001864] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2001.1001864