13 September 2007 Optically powered firing set using miniature photovoltaic arrays
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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.
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Jason W. Shelton, Jason W. Shelton, Fred M. Dickey, Fred M. Dickey, William J. Thomes, William J. Thomes, "Optically powered firing set using miniature photovoltaic arrays", Proc. SPIE 6662, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing III, 666206 (13 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.736907; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.736907

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