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Comparison of converter topologies for charging capacitors used in pulsed load applicationsThe authors present a qualitative comparison of different power converter topologies which may be utilized for charging capacitors in pulsed power applications requiring voltages greater than 1 kV. The operation of the converters in capacitor charging applications is described, and relevant advantages are presented. All of the converters except one may be classified in the high-frequency switching category. One of the benefits from high-frequency operation is a reduction in size and weight. The other converter discussed is a member of the command resonant changing category. The authors first describe a boost circuit which functions as a command resonant charging circuit and utilizes a single pulse of current to charge the capacitor. The discussion of high-frequency converters begins with the flyback and Ward converters. Then, the series, parallel, and series/parallel resonant converters are examined.
Document ID
19920067922
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nelms, R. M. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Schatz, J. E. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Pollard, Barry (Auburn University AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Meeting Information
IECEC ''91: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(Boston, MA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1192
Distribution Limits
Public
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