Current distribution during conduction and POS opening on GIT8

A. A. Kim, B. M. Kovalchuk, V. A. Kokshenev, N. E. Kurmaev, S. V. Loginov, F. I. Fursov, V. P. Jakovlev

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    Abstract

    The current distribution in a single plasma opening switch (POS) switching the energy from all the 8 modules of GIT8 into an inductive load was investigated. The plasma was injected into a coaxial region in axial direction toward the generator, away from the load. The switch was able to conduct as much as 5 MA current at 60 kV Marx charging voltage without charging resistors. During conduction, the current channel moved along the POS prefill region toward the plasma injection plane. The switch opening occurred when the channel reached the vicinity of the plasma injection plane. Reclosure was observed in the vicinity of the cathode sphere to have a probability dependent on the amount of plasma injected before the start of the Marxes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
    EditorsW.L. Baker, G. Cooperstein
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages226-231
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    EventProceedings of the 1995 10th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 1 (of 2) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Duration: 3 Jul 19956 Jul 1995

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 1995 10th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference. Part 1 (of 2)
    CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
    Period3.7.956.7.95

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, A. A., Kovalchuk, B. M., Kokshenev, V. A., Kurmaev, N. E., Loginov, S. V., Fursov, F. I., & Jakovlev, V. P. (1995). Current distribution during conduction and POS opening on GIT8. In W. L. Baker, & G. Cooperstein (Eds.), Digest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 226-231). IEEE.