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Title: High power microwave beam steering based on gyromagnetic nonlinear transmission lines

We demonstrate electronically controlled beam steering by high power RF pulses produced by two gyromagnetic nonlinear transmission lines (NLTLs) connected to a one high voltage driver. Each NLTL is capable of producing several ns RF pulses with peak power from 50 to 700 MW (6% standard deviation) at frequencies from 0.5 to 1.7 GHz (1% standard deviation) with 100 Hz repetition rate. Using a helix antenna allows irradiating of RF pulses with almost circular polarization and 350 MW maximum peak power, which corresponds to 350 kV effective potential of radiation. At the installation of two identical channels, we demonstrate the possibility of beam steering within ±15° in the horizontal plane by coherent RF pulses with circular polarization at 1.0 GHz center frequency. Fourfold increase in the power flux density for in-phase irradiation of RF pulses is confirmed by comparison with one-channel operation.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of high current electronics SB RAS, Akademichesky 2/3, 634055, Tomsk (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22412886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANTENNAS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FLUX DENSITY; GHZ RANGE; IRRADIATION; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPERATION; POLARIZATION; POTENTIALS; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES