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THE MARX GENERATOR AS AN ULTRA WIDEBAND SOURCE


J. R. Mayes, W. J. Carey, W. C. Nunnally [1], L. Altgilbers [2]
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
Austin, Texas 78734

ABSTRACT

Traditional uses of the Marx generator have been limited to energy storage and delivery systems, such as charging capacitors or pulse forming lines. However, low energy, high peak power Marx generators are finding applications in Ultra Wideband radar and high power microwave systems. This paper discusses the compact generator as well as an assortment of impulse antennas. Experimental results, including those of the Marx generator and antenna range measurements are presented and discussed.

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