Marx generator using Pseudospark switches

A. Kuthi, R. Alde, M. Gundersen, A. Neuber
Digest of Technical Papers. PPC-2003. 14th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference (IEEE Cat. No.03CH37472)  
The design and preliminary operation of the major subsystems of a Marx style pulse generator using advanced Pseudospark devices are presented. The bank consists of three 150nF / 40kV capacitors connected with three floating FS2000 type Pseudospark switches. These switches can hold off 35 kV and pass up to 10 kA at repetition rates approaching 1 kHz. The expected lifetime of >200kC and the relatively low housekeeping power of <50 W make the Pseudospark switch an excellent candidate in compact
more » ... idate in compact Marx generator applications. Preliminary operation of the floating housekeeping units essential to the Marx generator is presented in detail.
doi:10.1109/ppc.2003.1277701 fatcat:26kzb7rsprbptezwzkwrtjpb2m