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General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc.


General Atomics Electronic Systems, Inc. has published these technical articles:

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Fast Marx Generators (FMG's) are being developed as an affordable approach to 50MA PRS Drivers and as options for upgrading existing pulse power drivers (e.g. Decade & Double-EAGLE). FMG designs... (View Full Article)
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Many electrical engineers are familiar with a circuit model of a non-ideal capacitor which includes a series inductance (the ESL) and a series resistance (the ESR). This model is very misleading... (View Full Article)
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Optimizing the design of Linear Transformer Driver (LTD) stage capacitors is important to achieve a very low inductance and short pulse output in pulsed power generators. The stage consists of many... (View Full Article)
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Los Alamos's development of the polyphase resonant converter-modulator is the critical high-voltage klystron power conditioning system for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Spallation Neutron Source... (View Full Article)
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General Atomics Energy Products (GAEP) designs and manufactures large energy storage / pulse discharge capacitors using a variety of dielectric and electrode systems that are optimized for different... (View Full Article)
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This paper will describe how film capacitors with energy densities of greater than 1 J/cc and suitable for millisecond discharge applications requiring limited life have been characterized. A variety... (View Full Article)
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A major concern in the operation of high voltage capacitors is the failure mode at end of life. While progress has been made in this area at lower voltages, little has changed for high current... (View Full Article)
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The energy density of film capacitors continues to increase. This paper discusses the performance issues of limited life pulsed discharge capacitors operating at better than 2 J/cc (2MJ/m3) in the 5kV... (View Full Article)
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Energy storage capacitors are used extensively in pulsed power systems as primary or intermediate energy storage units. In very fast, low inductance systems internal construction of the capacitor can... (View Full Article)
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Large capacitors used in the pulsed power industry offer a unique challenge from both a design and application standpoint. The capacitors are getting larger, storing more energy, and delivering that... (View Full Article)
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The basic metal case low profile bushing energy storage capacitor design has changed little from the 1.85uF 60kV capacitor developed for the LANL SCYLLAC program in the late 1960's. Their enduring use... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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High voltage, film dielectric capacitors are used in many pulse power circuits for energy storage, pulse generation, and pulse shaping. Capacitors are frequently a limiting factor for pulse power... (View Full Article)
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In the last fifteen years, self-healing high voltage capacitors have become standard technology for single-shot and low repetition rate (< 1 shot/minute) applications in R&D environments, such as... (View Full Article)
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Reversal is a critical parameter in the selection or design of DC and energy discharge capacitors. This document will describe how this parameter effects the selection and design of capacitors for any... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Following an extensive vendor evaluation1 process, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) chose General Atomics Electronic Systems to supply 2500 units of 2.6uF 100kV Marx Generator capacitors necessary... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This paper presents an overview of custom design requirements for components and power supplies used in pulsed power systems as well as some interesting examples. Various custom design criteria for... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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In many modern pulsed power systems traditional power supplies have been replaced by high frequency switching power supplies. These supplies offer lightweight, smaller footprints and improved... (View Full Article)
(Passive and Discrete)
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It is an unfortunate fact that "real" capacitors differ from ideal capacitors in many respects. Real capacitors include parasitic inductance and resistance, and vary in capacitance with temperature,... (View Full Article)
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In the late 1980s and early 1990s a significant effort was made to improve the energy density of capacitor for the ETC gun application where the pulse width is typically in the millisecond range. At... (View Full Article)
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General Atomics Energy products (GA-ESI) presented recent research results at the 29th IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference. The conference was held in June, 2008 in Quebec. GA-ESI's paper, titled... (View Full Article)
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Energy density is not the only metric for capacitors. In high pulse repetition rate modulators and other types of power conditioning systems, the reactive power (kVAR) is often the factor driving the... (View Full Article)
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The US Army Research Laboratory has sponsored a capacitor development program for film dielectric capacitors. The program has evaluated dielectric materials for high energy density capacitors from... (View Full Article)
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Capacitors continue to be major components of pulsed power systems, especially as energy storage and pulse discharge devices. On-going research and development at GA-ESI (formerly "Maxwell") in... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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In many applications it is desirable to charge multiple capacitor banks with one or more power supplies ganged together. In some cases the banks must be isolated with diodes to allow the banks to fire... (View Full Article)