Title

Ferroelectric Generators

Abstract

Ferroelectric Generators (FEGs) are compact single shot high voltage generators. They consist of a small explosive charge, ferroelectric ceramic, and an output circuit. There has been and continues to be active Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), University, and Government programs to develop FEGs as very compact power supplies for a variety of loads including antennas, microwave sources, and detonator arrays. In this paper, we will report on some of our recent efforts to improve the performance of FEGs and to use them to drive various loads. © 2012 IEEE.

Meeting Name

2012 14th International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, MEGAGAUSS 2012

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

European and Chinese Laboratories
IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (IEEE NPSS)
IEEE Pulsed Power Science and Technology Committee
The Megagauss Institute, Inc.
US and Russian Laboratories

Keywords and Phrases

Explosives; Ferroelectric; Lead Zirconate Titanate; Pulsed Power; PZT

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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