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Radiation of high-power ultrawideband pulses with elliptical polarization by four-element array of cylindrical helical antennas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2015

Yu.A. Andreev
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
A.M. Efremov
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
V.I. Koshelev*
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
B.M. Kovalchuk
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
V.V. Plisko
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
K.N. Sukhushin
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
M.Yu. Zorkaltseva
Affiliation:
Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia
*
Address correspondence and reprint requests to: V.I. Koshelev, Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS, 2/3 Akademichesky Ave., Tomsk 634055, Russia. E-mail: koshelev@lhfe.hcei.tsc.ru

Abstract

A high-power source of ultrawideband radiation with elliptical polarization of the field has been created. The source includes a monopolar pulse generator, a bipolar pulse former, a wave transformer with the power divider, and a four-element array of cylindrical helical antennas. The array was excited by bipolar pulses of the length 1 ns and amplitude 225 kV. In the experiments, the pulses of the elliptically polarized radiation with the effective potential of 440 kV and high stability at a pulse repetition rate of 100 Hz were obtained.

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