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High-Power Microwave Sources and Technologies / Edition 1

High-Power Microwave Sources and Technologies / Edition 1

by Robert J. Barker, Edl Schamiloglu


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ISBN-13: 9780780360068
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/18/2001
Series: RF and Microwave Technology Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.09(w) x 10.35(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

About the Editors Robert J. Barker is the program manager forplasma physics at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research(AFOSR) in Arlington, VA. His prior career as a computationalplasma physicist took him from the US Naval Research Laboratory,Washington, DC, to the Mission Research Corporation, Washington,DC, where he worked on improvements to and applications of both the2D Magic and 3D SOS plasma simulation codes. His current interestsinclude microwave/millimeter-wave generation, pulsed power,medical/biological effects, electromagnetic/electrothermallaunchers, air plasmas, charged particle beam generation &propagation, explosive power generation, and computational physics.Dr. Barker serves as a colonel in the US Air Force Reserves,assigned to the Directed Energy Directorate of the US Air ForceResearch Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM. In 1998 he was elected aFellow of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Dr. Barker is a Fellowof the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society.

Edl Schamiloglu is the Gardner-Zemke Professor of Electrical andComputer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,where he also directs the Pulsed Power and Plasma ScienceLaboratory. He performs extensive work in the physics andtechnology of charged particle beam generation and propagation,high-power narrow band and ultra-wideband microwave sources, plasmaphysics and diagnostics, and electromagnetic wave propagation. Dr.Schamiloglu is the associate editor of the IEEE Transactions onPlasma Science. He is a senior member of the IEEE and an electedmember of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society'sAdministrative Committee (NPSS AdCom). Also, in 1991 Dr.Schamiloglu was a member of the Delphi/Minerva team that receivedthe Sandia National Laboratories Research Excellence Award.Furthermore, he received the 1992 School of Engineering ResearchExcellence Award, and was recently awarded the title of Regents? Lecturer (1996999).

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Delores Etter.



List of Contributors.

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.


HPM Sources: The DOD Perspective.

Gigawatt-Class Sources.

Pulse Shortening.

Relativistic erenkov Devices.

Gyrotron Oscillators and Amplifiers.

Active Plasma Loading of HPM Devices.

Beam Transport and RF Control.

Cathodes and Electron Guns.

Windows and RF Breakdown.

Computational Techniques.

Alternative Approaches and Future Challenges.


About the Editors.


This book presents a snapshot in time of the status of research on high-power microwave (HPM) sources and technologies in the United States circa 1999. The focus of this book is on HPM topics that are of particular interest to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). In fact, much of what is presented herein are the results of highpower narrowband source research that has been sponsored by, or closely aligned with the DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) to investigate novel high-energy microwave sources. By closely aligned we mean research that was performed internationally, yet whose results were shared in a common forum among the scientists with significant interaction having taken place. This MURI program officially came into existence in 1995, was funded at a rate of U.S. $3M/year, and ended in the Spring of 2000. It was established on a foundation of more 'than a decade of microwave research efforts funded by the plasma physics office of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) where one of us (RJB) is program- manager. It is also synergistic with the ongoing Tri-Service Vacuum Electronics Intitiative led by Robert Parker of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), as well as with AFOSR and the Air Force Research Laboratory - Rome Laboratory Site's former Advanced Thermionic Research Intitiative (ATRI).

Under the auspices of the MURI program, HPM scientists at nine U.S. universities have been conducting research projects under three Consortia led by Magne Kristiansen at Texas Tech University (Lubbock), Victor Granatstein at the University of Maryland (College Park), and Neville Luhmann at the University of California (Davis). The other university participants include the other coeditor (ES) at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), John Nation at Cornell University (Ithaca), Ned Birdsall at the University of California (Berkeley), George Caryotakis at Stanford University (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), Ronald Gilgenbach at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and Tony Lin at the University of California (Los Angeles). To facilitate the rapid transition of research results into the industrial community, formal collaborative subcontracts were established with James Benford (Microwave Sciences), Carter Armstrong (Northrop-Grumman), and Howard Jory (CPI). Furthermore, cooperative ties were strengthened with the ongoing HPM research and development efforts at the Air Force Research Laboratory-Phillips Research Site (Kirtland Air Force Base, NM) first under the coordination of Jack -Agee and later through the liaison efforts of John Gaudet. The first chapter of this book orients the subject matter, defines needed terminology, and describes the underlying structure of the presentations. Following that introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 presents HPM source research in the broad context of DoD interest in rf sources. Chapters 3 to 6 present advances in HPM sources and a better understanding of the pulse-shortening issue that has received a great deal of attention. Chapters 7 to 11 present advances in enabling technologies that are essential not only to achieve a better understanding of the physics of HPM sources, but also to make HPM practical. Finally, alternate approaches to achieving HPM and future challenges in this nascent area of research are described" in Chapter 12.

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