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“A Modular Compact Marx Generator Design for the Gatling Marx Generator System,”


M.B. Lara*, J. R. Mayes, M.G. Mayes, and C.W. Hatfield
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
Austin, Texas 78734

ABSTRACT

The Gatling Marx generator system has been previously discussed for its ability to deliver energy from multiple generators into a single cable with demonstrations of the Gatling Marx in [1]. New efforts with the system bring the need for a modular and compact design, high repetition rate capability, and enhanced controller capabilities, including control over the charge voltage, pressure regulator, and trigger. Control over each component via an embedded microcontroller is necessary to meet the system’s promised performance. Design considerations are presented, as well as preliminary results with the ancillary components and loads.

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