Completely Explosive Ultracompact High-Voltage Nanosecond Pulse-Generating System

Sergey I. Shkuratov
Evgueni F. Talantsev
Jason Baird, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Millard F. Rose
Zachary Shotts
Larry L. Altgilbers
Allen H. Stults

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A conventional pulsed power technology has been combined with an explosive pulsed power technology to produce an autonomous high-voltage power supply. The power supply contained an explosive-driven high-voltage primary power source and a power-conditioning stage. The ultracompact explosive-driven primary power source was based on the physical effect of shock-wave depolarization of high-energy Pb(Zr52Ti48)O3 ferroelectric material. The volume of the energy-carrying ferroelectric elements in the shock-wave ferroelectric generators (SWFEGs) varied from 1.2 to 2.6 cm3. The power-conditioning stage was based on the spiral vector inversion generator (VIG). The SWFEG-VIG system demonstrated successful operation and good performance. The amplitude of the output voltage pulse of the SWFEG-VIG system exceeded 90 kV, with a rise time of 5.2 ns. ©2006 American Institute of Physics