Parameter identification for the electrical modeling of semiconductor bridges.

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Semiconductor bridges (SCBs) are commonly used as initiators for explosive and pyrotechnic devices. Their advantages include reduced voltage and energy requirements and exceptional safety features. Moreover, the design of systems which implement SCBs can be expedited using electrical simulation software. Successful use of this software requires that certain parameters be correctly chosen. In this paper, we explain how these parameters can be identified using optimization. We describe the problem focusing on the application of a direct optimization method for its solution, and present some numerical results.

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Gray, Genetha Anne March 1, 2005.

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Semiconductor bridges (SCBs) are commonly used as initiators for explosive and pyrotechnic devices. Their advantages include reduced voltage and energy requirements and exceptional safety features. Moreover, the design of systems which implement SCBs can be expedited using electrical simulation software. Successful use of this software requires that certain parameters be correctly chosen. In this paper, we explain how these parameters can be identified using optimization. We describe the problem focusing on the application of a direct optimization method for its solution, and present some numerical results.

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  • Report No.: SAND2005-0940
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/922775 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 922775
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898657

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Gray, Genetha Anne. Parameter identification for the electrical modeling of semiconductor bridges., report, March 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898657/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.