Synchronization of multiple magnetically switched modules to power linear induction adder accelerators

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In applications where multiple magnetic modulators are used to drive a single Linear Induction Voltage Adder (LIVA) or Linear Accelerator (LINAC), it is essential that the outputs of the modulators be synchronized. Output rise times are typically in the 10 ns to 20 ns range, often making it necessary to synchronize to within less than 1 ns. Microprocessor and electronic feedback schemes have been developed and demonstrated that achieve the required level of synchronization, however, they are sophisticated and potentially complex. In a quest for simplicity, this work seeks to determine the achievable level of modulator to modulator timing jitter ... continued below

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Reed, K.W. & Kiekel, P.D. July 1, 1996.

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In applications where multiple magnetic modulators are used to drive a single Linear Induction Voltage Adder (LIVA) or Linear Accelerator (LINAC), it is essential that the outputs of the modulators be synchronized. Output rise times are typically in the 10 ns to 20 ns range, often making it necessary to synchronize to within less than 1 ns. Microprocessor and electronic feedback schemes have been developed and demonstrated that achieve the required level of synchronization, however, they are sophisticated and potentially complex. In a quest for simplicity, this work seeks to determine the achievable level of modulator to modulator timing jitter that can be obtained with simple design practices and passive techniques. Sources of output pulse time jitter in magnetic modulators are reviewed and some basic modulator design principles that can be used to minimize the intrinsic time jitter between modulators are discussed. A novel technique for passive synchronization is presented.

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OSTI as DE96011688

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  • 22. International power modulator symposium, Boca Raton, FL (United States), 24-27 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96011688
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1470C
  • Report No.: CONF-960685--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 251215
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667088

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Reed, K.W. & Kiekel, P.D. Synchronization of multiple magnetically switched modules to power linear induction adder accelerators, article, July 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667088/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.