Microwave pulse compression using helically corrugated waveguides

Alan Young, Kevin Ronald, Philip Macinnes, Colin Whyte, G Burt, Wenlong He, Ivan Konoplev, Alan Phelps, Adrian Cross, S.V. Samsonov, V.L. Bratman, G.G. Denisov

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Abstract

Cylindrical waveguide with a helical corrugation on the inner surface has proven an effective dispersive medium for the compression of smoothly frequency modulated microwave pulses. This paper presents the results of experiments where similar to 5.6kW X-band (8.0GHz to 12.5GHz), microwave pulses of 80ns duration and 5% frequency modulation were compressed into 1.5ns pulses with 25 times higher peak power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International vacuum electronics conference held jointly with 2006 IEEE international vacuum electron sources
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Pages555-556
ISBN (Print)1424401089
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event7th IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC)/6th IEEE International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference (IVESC) - Monterey, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 200627 Apr 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference IVEC
PublisherIEEE

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC)/6th IEEE International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference (IVESC)
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period25/04/0627/04/06

Keywords

  • pulse compression
  • X-band
  • microwave
  • frequency swept
  • passive

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