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

J. P. Mendes, Luis M. Redondo, H. Canacsinh, M. Vieira, José O. Rossi

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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 languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Value Creation - Third IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012, Proceedings
EditorsL. M. Camarinha-Matos, E. Shahamatnia, G. Nunes
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages395-402
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-28255-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-28254-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2012
Event3rd IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 27 Feb 201229 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Volume372 AICT
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference3rd IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period27/02/1229/02/12

Keywords

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

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    Mendes, J. P., Redondo, L. M., Canacsinh, H., Vieira, M., & Rossi, J. O. (2012). Modelling of n-stage Blumlein stacked lines for bipolar pulse generation. In L. M. Camarinha-Matos, E. Shahamatnia, & G. Nunes (Eds.), 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