The design of a broadband microwave pulse calorimeter

Chen Xupeng, John Mankowski, L. L. Hatfield, M. Kristiansen

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In virtual cathode oscillator (VIRCATOR) research, the radiated microwave pulse is coupled out and propagates along a waveguide. The radiated microwave power is an important parameter to evaluate the oscillator design and is a prerequisite parameter to calculate the energy transferring efficiency. Because the radiated microwaves are an ultra-short pulse of multi-frequency in multi propagating modes, the power measurement is not easily manipulated. In this paper, a broadband calorimeter design with considerations of pulsed microwaves is presented. The design includes its material or medium selection, structure optimization and calibration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference


Conference2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, PPC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


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