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Progress in high-power microwave (HPM) basic research at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Author(s): Forrest Jack Agee; John A. Gaudet
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the progress made in recent years in addressing the technological challenges that must be met to achieve high power microwave sources for a variety of purposes. Efforts are underway to increase the pulse width and power of high power microwave sources. Research in narrow band sources has progressed toward the junction of high power and conventional tube technology. Ultra-wide band technology is at present focused on a number of promising avenues that will improve switching and antennas that promise to increase substantially the field strength projected at substantial range from the antenna. Efforts in both narrow band and ultra-wide band technology also seek to explore the potential for operating at increased pulse repetition frequency. This paper discusses these efforts and gives recommendations for future investment of research talent to these ends.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4031, Intense Microwave Pulses VII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391791
Show Author Affiliations
Forrest Jack Agee, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)
John A. Gaudet, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4031:
Intense Microwave Pulses VII
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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