The 100-kJ Modular Pulsed Power Units for Railgun

  title={The 100-kJ Modular Pulsed Power Units for Railgun},
  author={Jiannian Dong and Jun Zhang and Jun Li and Yinchun Gui and Yanli Cui and Shizhong Li and Ning Su},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
A 3.2-MJ pulsed power supply system for railgun has been built. The power supply system consists of 32 pulse forming units (PFUs) of 100 kJ each. Each PUF can be triggered and controlled independently by the center computer by fiber optic transmitters. The maximum total current of the 3.2-MJ supply system reaches 500 kA. The new PFU is smaller than the former one. The PFU is composed of two capacitors, a set of semiconducting switches (thyristor and crowbar diode), an inductor, a safety device… CONTINUE READING


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