TITLE

Complex magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator

AUTHOR(S)
Yu-Wei Fan; Hui-Huang Zhong; Ting Shu; Zhi-Qiang Li
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Aug2008, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p083108
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator (MILO) is a crossed-field device designed specifically to generate microwave power at the gigawatt level, which is a major hotspot in the field of high-power microwaves (HPM) research at present. It is one of the major thrust for MILO development to improve the power conversion efficiency. In order to improve the power conversion efficiency of MILO, a complex MILO is presented and investigated theoretically and numerically, which comprises the MILO-1 and MILO-2. The MILO-2 is used as the load of the MILO-1. The theoretical analyses show that the maximum power conversion efficiency of the complex MILO has an increase of about 50% over the conventional load-limited MILO. The complex MILO is optimized with KARAT code (V. P. Tarakanov, Berkeley Research Associates, Inc., 1992), and the simulation results agree with the theoretical results.
ACCESSION #
34169210

 

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