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.
L. L. Altgilbers et al., "Ferroelectric Generators," 2012 14th International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, MEGAGAUSS 2012, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MEGAGAUSS.2012.6781444
2012 14th International Conference on Megagauss Magnetic Field Generation and Related Topics, MEGAGAUSS 2012
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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
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