Snop-3 pulse generator

N. F. Kovsharov, A. V. Luchinskii, G. A. Mesyats, N. A. Ratakhin, S. A. Sorokin, V. F. Fedushchak

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The Snop-3 pulse generator provides a current rise time of approximately 4 to 103 A/sec in an inductive lead (30 nH) with a current amplitude of up to 2 MA. The generator has a power equal to or greater than TW for loads of the multiwire liner type. The generator consists of primary energy storage (capacitor bank), a pulse transformer, intermediate storage, a shaping line, and a transmission line. Energy is transmitted sequentially from low-frequency to high-frequency resonant LC circuits in order to increase the power. Commutation between the intermediate storage and the shaping line is performed with a water-filled discharger in both a controlled and uncontrolled fashion. Commutation between the shaping and transmission lines is not controlled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1367-1373
Number of pages7
JournalInstruments and experimental techniques New York
Issue number6 pt 1
Publication statusPublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation

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