D. M. VanDevalde

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The design of a 6.5-MV linear transformer driver (LTD) for flash-radiography experiments is presented. The design is based on a previously tested 1-MV LTD and is predicted to be capable of producing diode voltages of 6.5 MV for a 50-Omega radiographic-diode load. Several fault modes are identified, and circuit simulations are used to determine their effect(More)
Most of the modern high-current high-voltage pulsed power generators require several stages of pulse conditioning (pulse forming) to convert the multimicrosecond pulses of the Marx generator output to the 40-300-ns pulses required by a number of applications including X-ray radiography, pulsed high-current linear accelerators, <i>Z</i>-pinch, isentropic(More)
Most of the modern high-current high-voltage pulsed power generators require several stages of pulse conditioning (pulse forming) to convert the multi-microsecond pulses of the Marx generator output to the 40&#x2013;300 ns pulse required by a number of applications including x-ray radiography, pulsed high current linear accelerators, Z-pinch, Isentropic(More)
Summary form only given. The RITS accelerator was upgraded from three pulse forming lines (PFL) and inductive voltage adder (IVA) cells to six PFLs and IVA cells during 2005 with radiographic diode experiments beginning in 2006. Flexibility in the accelerator architecture via changes in the magnetically-insulated transmission line (MITL) allows us to(More)
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