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Title: Bias-field controlled phasing and power combination of gyromagnetic nonlinear transmission lines

Gyromagnetic Nonlinear Transmission Lines (NLTLs) generate microwaves through the damped gyromagnetic precession of the magnetic moments in ferrimagnetic material, and are thus utilized as compact, solid-state, frequency agile, high power microwave (HPM) sources. The output frequency of a NLTL can be adjusted by control of the externally applied bias field and incident voltage pulse without physical alteration to the structure of the device. This property provides a frequency tuning capability not seen in many conventional e-beam based HPM sources. The NLTLs developed and tested are mesoband sources capable of generating MW power levels in the L, S, and C bands of the microwave spectrum. For an individual NLTL the output power at a given frequency is determined by several factors including the intrinsic properties of the ferrimagnetic material and the transmission line structure. Hence, if higher power levels are to be achieved, it is necessary to combine the outputs of multiple NLTLs. This can be accomplished in free space using antennas or in a transmission line via a power combiner. Using a bias-field controlled delay, a transient, high voltage, coaxial, three port, power combiner was designed and tested. Experimental results are compared with the results of a transient COMSOL simulationmore » to evaluate combiner performance.« less
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  1. Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308858
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ANTENNAS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONTROL; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRICAL TRANSIENTS; ELECTRON BEAMS; FERRIMAGNETIC MATERIALS; FREQUENCY SELECTION; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MICROWAVE SPECTRA; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; PRECESSION; PULSES