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SiC Current Limiting Devices for Surge Protection

Lookup NU author(s): Amit Tiwari, Dr Alton Horsfall, Professor Nick Wright


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Current limiting devices (CLD), which employ back-to-back connected high voltage normally-ON SIC-based vertical junction tiled effect transistors (VJFETs), are realized to protect the sensitive aircraft electronics from the adverse effects of a lightning strike to the airframe. The functionality of the packaged CLDs with high and low current levels is demonstrated in low voltage static and transient tests. Electro-thermal simulations are performed to optimize the thermal performance of CLDs for high-energy test environments.

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Author(s): Tiwari AK, Horsfall AB, Wright NG, Clark DT, Young RA, Wallace P, Mills L, Turvey S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC)

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 774-777

Print publication date: 01/01/2015

Online publication date: 01/10/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/EDSSC.2015.7285232

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ISBN: 9781479983629