### Abstract

A Blumlein line is a particular Pulse Forming Line, PFL, configuration that allows the generation of high-voltage sub-microsecond square pulses, with the same voltage amplitude as the dc charging voltage, into a matching load. By stacking n Blumlein lines one can multiply in theory by n the input dc voltage charging amplitude. In order to understand the operating behavior of this electromagnetic system and to further optimize its operation it is fundamental to theoretically model it, that is to calculate the voltage amplitudes at each circuit point and the time instant that happens. In order to do this, one needs to define the reflection and transmission coefficients where impedance discontinuity occurs. The experimental results of a fast solid-state switch, which discharges a three stage Blumlein stack, will be compared with theoretical ones.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Technological Innovation for Value Creation - Third IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012, Proceedings |

Editors | L. M. Camarinha-Matos, E. Shahamatnia, G. Nunes |

Place of Publication | Berlin, Heidelberg |

Publisher | Springer-Verlag |

Pages | 395-402 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 978-3-642-28255-3 |

ISBN (Print) | 978-3-642-28254-6 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2 Jul 2012 |

Event | 3rd IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal Duration: 27 Feb 2012 → 29 Feb 2012 |

### Publication series

Name | IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology |
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Publisher | Springer-Verlag |

Volume | 372 AICT |

ISSN (Print) | 1868-4238 |

### Conference

Conference | 3rd IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012 |
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Country | Portugal |

City | Costa de Caparica |

Period | 27/02/12 → 29/02/12 |

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### Keywords

- Blumlein line
- propagation waves
- reflection coefficient
- transmission coefficient
- voltage gain

### Cite this

*Technological Innovation for Value Creation - Third IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012, Proceedings*(pp. 395-402). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 372 AICT). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28255-3_43

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*Technological Innovation for Value Creation - Third IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012, Proceedings.*IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 372 AICT, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 395-402, 3rd IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012, Costa de Caparica, Portugal, 27/02/12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28255-3_43

**Modelling of n-stage Blumlein stacked lines for bipolar pulse generation.** / Mendes, J. P.; Redondo, Luis M.; Canacsinh, H.; Vieira, M.; Rossi, José O.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution

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T1 - Modelling of n-stage Blumlein stacked lines for bipolar pulse generation

AU - Mendes, J. P.

AU - Redondo, Luis M.

AU - Canacsinh, H.

AU - Vieira, M.

AU - Rossi, José O.

N1 - This work was supported by the Portuguese National Strategic Reference Framework, QREN, under project 1600/A2P2/2008.

PY - 2012/7/2

Y1 - 2012/7/2

N2 - A Blumlein line is a particular Pulse Forming Line, PFL, configuration that allows the generation of high-voltage sub-microsecond square pulses, with the same voltage amplitude as the dc charging voltage, into a matching load. By stacking n Blumlein lines one can multiply in theory by n the input dc voltage charging amplitude. In order to understand the operating behavior of this electromagnetic system and to further optimize its operation it is fundamental to theoretically model it, that is to calculate the voltage amplitudes at each circuit point and the time instant that happens. In order to do this, one needs to define the reflection and transmission coefficients where impedance discontinuity occurs. The experimental results of a fast solid-state switch, which discharges a three stage Blumlein stack, will be compared with theoretical ones.

AB - A Blumlein line is a particular Pulse Forming Line, PFL, configuration that allows the generation of high-voltage sub-microsecond square pulses, with the same voltage amplitude as the dc charging voltage, into a matching load. By stacking n Blumlein lines one can multiply in theory by n the input dc voltage charging amplitude. In order to understand the operating behavior of this electromagnetic system and to further optimize its operation it is fundamental to theoretically model it, that is to calculate the voltage amplitudes at each circuit point and the time instant that happens. In order to do this, one needs to define the reflection and transmission coefficients where impedance discontinuity occurs. The experimental results of a fast solid-state switch, which discharges a three stage Blumlein stack, will be compared with theoretical ones.

KW - Blumlein line

KW - propagation waves

KW - reflection coefficient

KW - transmission coefficient

KW - voltage gain

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