Repetitive and High Voltage Marx Generator Using Solid-state Devices

ArticleinIEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation 14(4):937 - 940 · September 2007with83 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.28 · DOI: 10.1109/TDEI.2007.4286529 · Source: IEEE Xplore


    Repetitive high voltage pulsed power system proposed in this study originates from conventional Marx generators. This newly developed Marx modulator employs high voltage (HV) insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) as switches and series- connected diodes as isolated components. Self-supplied IGBT drivers and optic signals are used in the system to avoid insulation problem. Experimental results of 20 stages generating pulses with 60 kV, 20-100 mus and 50<sub>~</sub>500 Hz are presented to validate the performance of the system in the paper.