Cuk SMPS Course
From: Thornton, Russ #CSR2000[SMTP:ThorntoR-at-rc.pafb.af.mil]
Sent: Friday, September 19, 1997 7:44 AM
To: 'Tesla discussion Group'
Subject: RE: Flybacks
>From: Greg Leyh[SMTP:lod-at-pacbell-dot-net]
>Sent: Thursday, September 18, 1997 5:12 AM
>To: Tesla List
>Subject: Re: Flybacks
>Thornton, Russ wrote:
>> >> Malcolm, please pardon my ignorance but what is SMPS topology?
>> >> My IEEE Dictionary of terms defines SMPS as "simplified message
>> >> processing simulation."
>> Well that makes sense as I knew that fact, just never saw that acronym
>> before. BTW, I took a course on switching power supplies from Dr.
>> Slobodan Cuk in California. He owns a company called TESLAco in Irvine,
>> CA. He is a staunch Tesla fan as he is a refugee born in the same town
>> as Tesla. he was not particularly interested in coiling, though.
>Is that the Cuk (pronounced chuck) who invented the Cuk chopper topology?
>Sounds like an interesting SMPS course.
Yes, Greg, it is. I seem to remember when he says his name it is
somewhere between "chuck" and "chook". Slight clarification there. Yes
it was very interesting but it was definitely a 13 week course crammed
into 5 days. You get pretty saturated by day 3. He did a neat thing
with his invention. He determined that there are a finite number of
topologies that exist for SMPS systems, of which only a few are viable.
He then developed a software program to simulate each one and test for
viability. When one is found he files a patent. Seemed like it was a
long drawn-out process for the simulation but that was his plan to
corner the market. Very interesting guy.
This will be my last post about this subject as it is not related to
Tesla technology unless the powers to be deem it differently. Any
further discussion or information about the seminars can be done
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