Axial Vircator for Electronic Warfare Applications
This paper deals with a high power microwave generator with virtual cathode – vircator in axial release for electronic warfare applications. The classification of directed energy weapons microwave (DEWM) is introduced together with basic block diagrams of a particular class of DEWM. In the paper, methods for designing vircator pulsed power supply, axial vircator structure, measurement methods and experimental results are presented. The vircator in electromagnetic ammunition is powered by magneto-cumulative generator and in weapons for defense of objects (WDO), it is powered by Marx generator. The possible applications of a vircator in the DEWM area are discussed.
KeywordsElectronic warfare, directed energy weapons microwave, high power microwave, magneto-cumulative generator, Marx generator, pulse forming line, vircator
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2009, vol. 18, č. 4, s. 618-626. ISSN 1210-2512
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