High Power Microwaves

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-05-P-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A043-221-3295
Amount: $119,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-221
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
LOKI, INC.
1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO, 65409
DUNS: 070329987
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sergey Shkuratov
 Principal Investigator
 (806) 742-4779
 s.shkuratov@ttu.edu
Business Contact
 Jason Baird
Title: President, Loki Incorporated
Phone: (573) 341-6648
Email: jbaird@lokiconsult.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the proposed research and development work is to create two new types of compact, autonomous, pulse-detonation-driven high-power microwave sources that provide multiple pulse radiation. These systems are to be used to construct small to medium caliber munitions (40-mm to 155-mm) to increase the scope of the target set, and enhance destruction capability. These types of microwave generators are intended to radiate a series of ultra-wideband pulses of gigawatt power. The systems can be in operation from few seconds to several tens of minutes depending on the caliber. Another objective of the proposed research and development work is to create single-shot, autonomous, completely explosive high-power microwave system based on a shock wave ferromagnetic generator (FMG) as a seed source, a multi-stage magnetic flux compression generator (MFCG) as a pulsed power amplifier, an inductive energy storage with the exploding wire opening switch, and compact coaxial sealed-off virtual cathode oscillator (vircator) as a radiating stage. This autonomous system will be simple, reliable in operation, inexpensive and easily produced. It will fit into a 50-155 mm diameter and will be used to construct small to medium caliber munitions to increase the scope of the target set and enhance destruction capability.

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