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Stand-Alone Pulsed Power Generator for HPM Generation


A self-contained, explosively-driven, high-power microwave system, HPM, has been developed at Texas Tech University. The challenges in developing and designing a 5 GW standalone pulsed power generator for driving a >100 MW HPM source are discussed. Both, applied physics aspects of operating principles, and limits of the individual sub-systems will be addressed. The energy, initially provided through a set of lithium-ion batteries internal to the generator, is boosted by an explosively driven flux compressor, FC, and inductively stored at a several kJ level. While the energy is stored on a microsecond timescale, it is released into the load on a nanosecond timescale via an electro-explosive fuse, EEF, thus delivering GWs of electrical power to the HPM source for a duration of about 100 ns.


Charlie S. Anderson

Pulsed Power Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Thursday January 9, 2014

Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Building 55, Room 117 

7:30-9:30 p.m.

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