A 1-MV, 1-MA, 0.1-Hz linear transformer driver utilizing an internal water transmission line

K. LeChien, M. Mazarakis, W. Fowler, W. Stygar, F. Long, R. McKee, G. Natoni, J. Porter, K. Androlewicz, T. Chavez, G. Feltz, V. Garcia, D. Guthrie, R. Mock, T. Montoya, J. Puissant, A. Smith, P. Wakeland, K. Ward, D. Van De Valde & 1 others A. Kim

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    Abstract

    Sandia National Laboratories is investigating linear transformer driver (LTD) architecture as a potential replacement of conventional Marx generator based pulsed power systems. Such systems have traditionally been utilized as the primary driver for z-pinch wire-array experiments, radiography, inertial fusion energy (IFE) concepts, and dynamic materials experiments (i.e. ICE). We are developing a 10-cavity LTD voltage adder that has a nominal 1-MV, 1-MA, 1-TW output pulse with a 10 - 90% rise-time of ∼60-ns and FWHM of ∼150-ns into an optimized impedance load (when synchronizing the triggering of cavities for maximum current). The driver and the peripheral systems are designed for a repetition rate of 6-shots per minute for short intervals. The driver utilizes an internal water insulated transmission line. This system will be utilized for system level conceptual development for many applications, specifically rep-rate and precision pulse-shaping applications. We shall first implement a 1-MA, 0.2-MV, 0.1-Hz 2-cavity voltage adder that will be operational in early 2010 followed by expansion to a 10-cavity system in late 2010. The 2-cavity system is described in this manuscript.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    Pages1186-1191
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC2009 - Washington, DC, United States
    Duration: 28 Jun 20092 Jul 2009

    Other

    Other17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC2009
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington, DC
    Period28.6.092.7.09

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    Adders
    Electric lines
    Pulse shaping
    Radiography
    Electric potential
    Full width at half maximum
    Water
    Fusion reactions
    Experiments
    Wire

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    LeChien, K., Mazarakis, M., Fowler, W., Stygar, W., Long, F., McKee, R., ... Kim, A. (2009). A 1-MV, 1-MA, 0.1-Hz linear transformer driver utilizing an internal water transmission line. In PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (pp. 1186-1191). [5386430] https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2009.5386430

    A 1-MV, 1-MA, 0.1-Hz linear transformer driver utilizing an internal water transmission line. / LeChien, K.; Mazarakis, M.; Fowler, W.; Stygar, W.; Long, F.; McKee, R.; Natoni, G.; Porter, J.; Androlewicz, K.; Chavez, T.; Feltz, G.; Garcia, V.; Guthrie, D.; Mock, R.; Montoya, T.; Puissant, J.; Smith, A.; Wakeland, P.; Ward, K.; Van De Valde, D.; Kim, A.

    PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. 2009. p. 1186-1191 5386430.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    LeChien, K, Mazarakis, M, Fowler, W, Stygar, W, Long, F, McKee, R, Natoni, G, Porter, J, Androlewicz, K, Chavez, T, Feltz, G, Garcia, V, Guthrie, D, Mock, R, Montoya, T, Puissant, J, Smith, A, Wakeland, P, Ward, K, Van De Valde, D & Kim, A 2009, A 1-MV, 1-MA, 0.1-Hz linear transformer driver utilizing an internal water transmission line. in PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference., 5386430, pp. 1186-1191, 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC2009, Washington, DC, United States, 28.6.09. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2009.5386430
    LeChien K, Mazarakis M, Fowler W, Stygar W, Long F, McKee R et al. A 1-MV, 1-MA, 0.1-Hz linear transformer driver utilizing an internal water transmission line. In PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. 2009. p. 1186-1191. 5386430 https://doi.org/10.1109/PPC.2009.5386430
    LeChien, K. ; Mazarakis, M. ; Fowler, W. ; Stygar, W. ; Long, F. ; McKee, R. ; Natoni, G. ; Porter, J. ; Androlewicz, K. ; Chavez, T. ; Feltz, G. ; Garcia, V. ; Guthrie, D. ; Mock, R. ; Montoya, T. ; Puissant, J. ; Smith, A. ; Wakeland, P. ; Ward, K. ; Van De Valde, D. ; Kim, A. / A 1-MV, 1-MA, 0.1-Hz linear transformer driver utilizing an internal water transmission line. PPC2009 - 17th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. 2009. pp. 1186-1191
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