Study of a compact HPM system with a reflex triode and a Marx generator

  • Appelgren P
  • Akyuz M
  • Elfsberg M
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Abstract

To study the performance of compact systems for microwave generation, a series of experiments have been performed with a microwave source powered directly by a Marx generator. The system consists of a 20-stage 400-kV/400-J Marx generator, a powerful 40-kV charger, a reflex triode, and a vircator-type microwave source. Different parametric studies were performed such as variation of the anode-cathode distances and the emitting area of the cathode. The results have been analyzed and compared to an equivalent electric circuit model of the system. The experiments, generating microwave frequencies between 3 and 5 GHz, can be fairly accurately reproduced by the model both in terms of discharge currents and microwave frequencies

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  • Electron beams
  • Marx generators
  • Microwave generation
  • Pulsed power systems

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Authors

  • Patrik Appelgren

  • Mose Akyuz

  • Mattias Elfsberg

  • Tomas Hurtig

  • Anders Larsson

  • Sten E. Nyholm

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