Compact Power Conditioning and RF Systems for a High Power RF Source
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High power RF systems have increasing potential for application by the Army. High power RF, or high power microwave HPM, systems can disrupt or disable enemy communications and weapons systems. Fundamental constraints on the availability of HPM sources to the war fighter are the size and portability. Traditional pulsed power systems capable of producing high power RF signals are massive and stationary, making their implementation on the battlefield impractical. Additionally, most systems are powered by the electrical grid. Therefore, research has been required to custom design components that are small, lightweight, portable, and use an independent energy source. The resulting system will be able to produce HPM from a compact package that can be delivered by a variety of means and remotely activated.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation