Multimodule Boost-Converter-Based Pulse Generators: Design and Operation

Ahmed Elserougi, Ahmed M. Massoud, Shehab Ahmed

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In this article, three different types of pulse generators based on multimodule boost converter ringing circuit are presented, namely, interleaved, stacked, and interleaved-stacked with full design and operational concept. The interleaved version is advantageous in generating a burst of pulses with moderate voltage magnitude, where the used modules are fed from a common dc source. On the other hand, the stacked multimodule version can be used to generate high-voltage pulsed output from synchronized modules with a moderate voltage rating. This can be done by feeding the modules from isolated dc sources while connecting their outputs in series. Finally, the interleaved-stacked version can be used for generating a burst of pulses with high-voltage magnitude. The presented pulse generators are valid for resistive loads with exponential decay pulses. The suggested pulse generators are simple and require semiconductor devices with moderate voltage ratings. For given pulse specifications, a detailed design for the passive components of each version is presented in this article. The simulation and experimental results are used to validate the suggested topologies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 13 2019

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