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The Direct Generation High Power Microwaves With Compact Marx Generators


J. R. Mayes, W. J. Carey
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C
AUstin, Texas 78734

ABSTRACT

High Power Microwave energy may be directly generated with ultra-fast voltage pulses driving an antenna. Recent efforts with the wave erection Marx generator has seen the production of voltage pulses in excess of several hundred kV, with rise times as fast as 200 ps. This generator has been used to source Ultra Wideband antennas as well as Narrow Band antennas, each resulting in high electric field strengths. This paper describes the Marx generator and explores its use for generating UWB and NB energy. Experimental results will be presented.

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