Phase locked high power X-band microwave sources

MacInnes, Philip and Donaldson, Craig R. and MacLachlan, Amy J. and Whyte, Colin G. and Ronald, K. and Phelps, Alan D. R. and Cross, Adrian W.; (2021) Phase locked high power X-band microwave sources. In: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2021. IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) . IEEE, USA. ISBN 9781665432276

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    Abstract

    The numerical study of a low confining-field (~0.3T) X-band Backward Wave Oscillator (BWO), suitable for implementation as the microwave source(s) in a phase-synchronous array, is presented. Analytical theory and CST Particle Studio simulations have been used to design a ~9.6GHz BWO, generating 120MW, 1ns, pulses when driven by a 4ns, 210kV, 1.5kA Radan 303B modulator.

    ORCID iDs

    MacInnes, Philip ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2882-9817, Donaldson, Craig R. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6627-2461, MacLachlan, Amy J. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8960-1683, Whyte, Colin G. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5431-2443, Ronald, K. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8585-0746, Phelps, Alan D. R. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1100-1012 and Cross, Adrian W. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7672-1283;