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Title: Miniature High-Voltage DC-DC Power Converters for Space and Micro-Robotic Applications
We develop a small and lightweight high-voltage high-gain power converter for applications where weight and size are premium. By driving a Dickson and Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier with a megahertz-frequency class-E inverter, we implement two converters, one that achieves 40 V-to-2 kV conversion with 16 cm3 box volume and the other that achieves 3.7 V-to-2.9 kV conversion with 0.2 cm3 box volume and 0.49 g weight. Presented converters achieve comparable or better power density and specific power to those of commercial high-voltage power supplies.  more » « less
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2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
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National Science Foundation
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