High current pulsed power supply for multi-stage induction-based acceleration system

Bar Halivni, Michael Evzelman, Alon Kuperman, Mor Mordechai Peretz

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Abstract

A multi-stage pulsed power supply featuring several kA level currents off a low voltage supply for coilgun propulsion applications is presented. Detailed theoretical analysis of capacitor bank that evaluates the tradeoffs between peak current level, capacitor bank volume, and price are provided. To validate the theoretical derivations, an experimental 5 stage pulsed power supply prototype was built and tested in the lab. Experimental results were found to be in a good agreement with theoretical predictions and simulation evaluations. Using the optimization procedures developed in this study an experimental peak current of approximately 2.8kA was achieved using 1mF capacitor bank charged to 400V.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1348-1354
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189499
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Jun 2021
Event36th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 202117 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Conference

Conference36th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period14/06/2117/06/21

Keywords

  • Coilgun
  • Hybrid capacitor
  • Pulsed power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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