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Status of an induction-accelerator-driven, high-power microwave generator at Livermore
Author(s): Timothy L. Houck; Glen A. Westenskow
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Paper Abstract

We are testing an enhanced version of the Choppertron, a high-power rf generator which shows great promise of achieving greater than 400 MW of output power at 11.4 GHz with stable phase and amplitude. This version of the Choppertron is driven by a 5-MeV, 1-kA induction accelerator beam. Modifications to the original Choppertron included aggressive suppression of high order modes in the two output structures, lengthening of the modulation section to match for higher beam energy, and improved efficiency. Final results of the original Choppertron experiment, status of the ongoing experiment and planned experiments for the next year are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1872, Intense Microwave Pulses, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147451
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy L. Houck, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Glen A. Westenskow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1872:
Intense Microwave Pulses
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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