A high-energy pulsed-power supply, suitable for high-power microwave sources

P. MacInnes, I. V. Konoplev, A. W. Cross, C. G. Whyte, W. He, H. Yin, C. W. Robertson, Alan Young, A. D. R. Phelps, K. Ronald

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This paper presents a, high-energy, pulsed-power-supply, developed at the University of Strathclyde for use in high-energy microwave source research. The supply was based on a, reconfigurable, inverting Marx generator, coupled to a folded transmission-line pulse former.
The present configuration offers nominally 200ns long pulses, with amplitudes of up to 1MV and beam currents on the order of 100kA (i.e. ~20kJ, limited by the Marx generator). Reconfigured with a higher capacity Marx-bank, allows operation of the pulse former at its full output power rating of 0.2TW for 200ns (1MV, 200kA, into a matched load, providing 40kJ).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the UK Pulsed Power Symposium
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventPulsed Power Symposium - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Sept 201120 Sept 2011


ConferencePulsed Power Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • pulsed-power-supply
  • high-energy microwave source


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