Summary: Department of Electrical and
School of Engineering
University of New Mexico
ITERATIVE LEARNING CONTROL APPLICATIONS TO
HIGH POWER MICROWAVE TUBES
V. S. Soualian, G.T. Park, C.T. Abdallah, and E. Schamiloglu
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.
UNM Technical Report: EECE98-005
Report Date: July 21, 1998
In this paper, we present a "smart" high-peak power microwave tube, by implementing iterative learning
control methodologies to control a repetitively-pulsed, high-power, backward wave oscillator. The learning
control algorithm is used to drive the error between the actual output and its desired value to zero. The
desired output may be a given power level, a given frequency, or a combination of both. The learning control
methodology is then verified in simulation and in hardware.
The work of all authors was supported through a High Energy Microwave Devices Consortium funded by an