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Optically powered firing set using miniature photovoltaic arrays
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Paper Abstract

A firing set capable of charging a 0.05 μF capacitor to 1.7 kV is constructed using a 2.5 mm diameter Series Connected Photovoltaic Array (SCPA) in lieu of a transformer as the method of high voltage generation. The source of illumination is a fiber coupled 3 W 808 nm laser diode. This paper discusses the performance and PSpice modeling of an SCPA used in a firing set application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6662, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing III, 666206 (13 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.736907
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Jason W. Shelton, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Fred M. Dickey, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
William J. Thomes Jr., NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6662:
Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing III
William J. Thomes Jr.; Fred M. Dickey, Editor(s)

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