Application of Pulse Power Technology to Induction Accelerators

Date
1991-06
Authors
Bresie, D.A.
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IEEE
Abstract

Induction accelerators have potential as drivers for a variety of applications, from tactical weapons to earth-orbit launchers. This paper describes how pulsepower techniques have been used on several projects at the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas in Austin (CEM-UT) to advance induction accelerator state of the art. Use of capacitor energy discharge and power switching are two pulse-power methods described. Also described are fiber optic sensor control and digital feedback.

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Citation
D.A. Bresie, “Application of pulse power technology to induction accelerators,” Digest of Technical Papers, 8th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, San Diego, California, U.S.A., June 16-19, 1991, pp. 135-137.