Thomas C. Cavazos

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A compact pulse forming line (CPFL) concept based on a folded transmission line and high-breakdown strength dielectric was explored through an effort combining proof-of-principle experiments with electromagnetic modeling. A small-scale folded CPFL was fabricated using surface-mount ceramic multilayer capacitors. The line consisted of 150 capacitors(More)
Explosively formed fuse (EFF) devices are opening switches for high explosive pulsed power (HEPP) applications. Such switches have been operated at currents up to 25 MA, voltages up to 500 kV, and power over 3 TW in our large-scale HEPP systems. The switch consists of a conducting foil that is driven by high explosives into a dielectric die consisting of(More)
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