Texas Tech University

Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics



Co-Director James Dickens, Ph.D. james.dickens@ttu.edu
Co-Director Andreas Neuber, Ph.D. andreas.neuber@ttu.edu
Main Phone   806.742.3470
Web Address   www.p3e.ttu.edu



Military forces are faced with new and unpredictable enemy attacks in the battlefield. The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics utilizes expertise in generating very high power electrical pulses to provide troops on the battlefield with effective, innovative technology. This effort is complemented by investigating the physical phenomena associated with pulsed high voltage.

Research Focus

Texas Tech University engineers and scientists develop compact, repetitive, high voltage generators that can drive a wide range of devices and systems for military applications. These devices and systems include directed energy devices, electronic jammers, electronic upset devices, car immobilizers, and non-lethal crowd control systems.

Recent Developments

  • Developed novel, high-efficiency, high-energy density, solid state power supplies for the Department of Defense and NASA.
  • Developed one of the first U.S. examples of all-explosive pulsed power generators.
  • Developed a unique university explosives research facility.
  • Developed unique high-speed diagnostics with optical and electrical capabilities.
  • Investigated novel methods leading to electronically triggered equipment defeat.
  • Developed multi-university cooperative research programs.
  • Developed the world's best-equipped university high voltage, pulsed power, power electronics laboratory.
  • Established the IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, which now has more than 600 participants.
  • Largest producer of graduate students in the area of Pulsed Power. The majority of students find employment at national laboratories such as LANL, Sandia, Los Alamos, and NRL.

For more information, please visit the Pulsed Power and Power Electronics website.