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Re: [TCML] understanding DRSSTC

I said:

"The output power can be varied, but just down, with smaller number of cycles in a burst. More cycles than the designed maximum
don't necessarily increase the output power in this mode."

This is not precise: Without load, adding more cycles really doesn't change the voltage and current waveforms, while with operation at the poles the voltages and currents rise without limit. With load, the system operates as an impedance matching network (almost exactly, at least). The output voltage and the input current tend to a limit as the number of cycles is increased. The output power tends to a constant value after a few cycles, and the amount of energy fed to streamers can be controlled by the burst length, up or down. This also happens with excitation at the poles, but the reactive power stored in the primary circuit is larger.

Antonio Carlos M. de Queiroz

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