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Generating High-Power Microwaves With The Aurora Pulser
Author(s): G. A. Huttlin; M. S. Bushell; D. P. Davis; D. C. Judy; M. S. Litz; N. R. Pereira; L. Smutek; D. M. Weidenheimer; F. J. Agee; W. M. Bollen
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Paper Abstract

A series of experiments is underway to utilize the virtual-cathode-driven oscillator as a source of high-power microwaves on Aurora. The most recent experiment launched 270 J per pulse to resistive terminations through eight radial waveguides, with the frequency in a band around 750 MHz. The highest power, ~10 GW in a short burst, was obtained with a second foil placed 0.5 m downstream of the anode. The peak power in a single waveguide exceeded 1 GW. This report compares the most recent measurements with those from previous experiments at Aurora and discusses the microwave extraction efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951769
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G. A. Huttlin, US Army LABCOM (United States)
M. S. Bushell, US Army LABCOM (United States)
D. P. Davis, US Army LABCOM (United States)
D. C. Judy, US Army LABCOM (United States)
M. S. Litz, US Army LABCOM (United States)
N. R. Pereira, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
L. Smutek, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
D. M. Weidenheimer, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
F. J. Agee, LABCOM Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)
W. M. Bollen, Mission Research Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1061:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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