Advanced buck converter power supply ABCPS for APT

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to fabricate an Accelerator for the Production of Tritium (APT) at their Savannah River Site, to provide Tritium for national defense. The 1700 million electron volt (MeV) proton beam accelerator will be powered by radio frequency (RF) klystrons. A direct current (DC) power supply is required for each of the approximately two hundred and fifty 1-megawatt (MW) continuous wave klystrons in the RF power system. The requirements are that the power supply meet output performance specifications, provide fault protection for the klystron, have high efficiency, high reliability, good maintainability, and be ... continued below

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Street, R.; Overett, T. & Bowles, E. December 31, 1998.

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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to fabricate an Accelerator for the Production of Tritium (APT) at their Savannah River Site, to provide Tritium for national defense. The 1700 million electron volt (MeV) proton beam accelerator will be powered by radio frequency (RF) klystrons. A direct current (DC) power supply is required for each of the approximately two hundred and fifty 1-megawatt (MW) continuous wave klystrons in the RF power system. The requirements are that the power supply meet output performance specifications, provide fault protection for the klystron, have high efficiency, high reliability, good maintainability, and be readily manufacturable. As the power supplies are one of the largest cost elements in the accelerator, a technology review was made to determine the most economical approach to satisfy the requirements. A switch-mode power supply employing a buck-regulator was identified as being potentially the lowest cost approach. As the switch represents a certain development risk, a small-scale prototype has been constructed for evaluation, and has resulted in the decision to fabricate a full-scale prototype power supply. A description of the hardware will be presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99002772

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  • 19. international linac conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 23-28 Aug 1998

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  • Other: DE99002772
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-3613
  • Report No.: CONF-980827--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 350993
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687839

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Street, R.; Overett, T. & Bowles, E. Advanced buck converter power supply ABCPS for APT, article, December 31, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687839/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.