Pulsed ring-down source array

A. Myers, J. Walter, J. Dickens, M. Kristiansen

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Abstract

A pulsed ring-down source array (PRDS), also called a Resonant Antenna-Source System, is a robust high-power transient RF transmitter that provides substantial power in the far field region. In a typical PRDS, a high potential is stored in the device structure and discharged through a switch, generating a damped ringing radiated waveform. Using an array of PRDS antennas, the radiated far field power density can be increased far beyond that possible with a single source. The array's performance is dependent on the individual antenna elements, along with the main switch triggering jitter and the jitter of the trigger source. The array being tested is composed of four antennas spaced a quarter wavelength apart from one another in a straight line. The PRDS element is a half coaxial monopole antenna tuned for 100MHz. The switch used is a custom made trigatron spark gap pressurized up to 100 PSI of N2. The results presented from a working example of a PRDS array will enable future development of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010
Pages190-193
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 23 2010May 27 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, IPMHVC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period05/23/1005/27/10

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