Pulse Power Technology involves the use of high voltage and high current systems, in many commercial activities that require the delivery of high peak powers. By its general nature, Pulsed Power Science is a technology with many applications including medical, environmental, industrial, defense and research applications.
The basic principles of pulsed power involve the storage of energy over relatively long timescales (ms to secs) and the subsequent pulsed release of this energy in a controlled manner into a specific load, in a faster time (100's ps to ms). This results in very high peak powers (MW to TW). The energy switched in a single pulse can range from less than 1 J to MJ. Pulsed power systems can also range from single shot devices to high repetition rate systems, switching at up to 1 MHz rep-rates.