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Recent progress in ferratron measurements
Author(s): Everett G. Farr; Juan M. Elizondo; Jane M. Lehr; Donald E. Ellibee
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Paper Abstract

We provide here an update on the status of ferratron development. The ferratron is a high-voltage, fast risetime, gas switch with low-jitter and high repetition rate. It is triggered by the emission of electrons from a ferroelectric device. It may be suitable for phased arrays due to it's low jitter. We have designed and built a test chamber for measuring the output of the ferratron. The test chamber is designed to launch a fast-risetime wave into an electrically large coaxial structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4371, Intense Microwave Pulses VIII, (15 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436938
Show Author Affiliations
Everett G. Farr, Farr Research, Inc. (United States)
Juan M. Elizondo, Electromagnetic Technologies Corp. (United States)
Jane M. Lehr, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Donald E. Ellibee, Farr Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4371:
Intense Microwave Pulses VIII
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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