Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
"In this work, we will build and demonstrate a Spiral-Line Vector Inversion Generatorthat can take electrostatically stored energy and convert it to high power,high frequency electromagnetic energy in essentially a one-component, one-stepprocess. We will develop a theoretical description of the Vector InversionGenerator, extract design guidelines from the theory and establish a relevantswitch and materials database for applications. Further, we will demonstratethat the device can operate, depending on the initial voltage, at power levelsranging from kilowatts to gigawatts. We will, however, concentrate on minimalsize with maximum generated power in both single pulse and repetitive operation. This device will greatly simplify power conditioning for some directed energyweapons concept since it effectively combines the basic energy storage media with the power conditioning in one dynamic element. It allows a well-defined andrepeatable high power pulse at high repetition rates. It may enable some directed energy weapons concepts ranging from "jamming through the wall" to direct burnoutof sensitive solid state components. It is directly related to Sub-topic A012-206,Enhanced Munitions. A low cost reliable high power pulser offers a wide array of commercial product potential. Commercial markets exist to varying degrees, from laboratory impulse generators to commercial airport X-ray facilities for security purposes. There is a market
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