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Experimental study of electromagnetic missiles from a hyperboloidal lens
Author(s): Hao-Ming Shen; Tai Tsun Wu; John M. Myers
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Paper Abstract

An electromagnetic (EM) missile launched from a hyperboloidal lens has been investigated experimentally. The system includes a hyperboloidal lens made of wax and a V-conical antenna (with a 30 degree(s) apex angle) located at the focal point of the lens. As expected, the lens system performs like an aperture field similar to that from a parabolic reflector. Both the measurement and simulation show that the EM missile launched from the hyperboloidal lens has a slow rate of energy decay and a waveform consisting of a pair of opposite pulses--properties similar to those of a parabolic reflector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43506
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Hao-Ming Shen, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Tai Tsun Wu, Harvard Univ. (United States)
John M. Myers, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1407:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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