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Compact High Power Microwave Payloads
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (806) 239-6944
Phone: (573) 341-6648
The objective of the proposed research and development work is to create new types of compact, autonomous explosive-driven high-power microwave (HPM) systems based on the magnetic flux compression generator (FCG). There will be no moving parts (to include armatures) in these devices; the systems will be completely solid-state units. They will include all components necessary for operation: a compact explosive-driven ferromagnetic generator (FMG) as a seed source, a compact solid-state FCG as a pulsed power amplifier, a compact high-voltage spiral vector inversion generator (VIG) and/or a compact high-voltage Tesla transformer as a power-conditioning stage. These solid-state FCG-based pulsed power systems will be capable of providing the high-power high-voltage pulses for powering HPM sources (i.e., magnetrons, light-weight MILOs, etc.). The systems will be capable of surviving high g-force launches and will generate minimal debris upon firing. The diameter of the systems will be less than 7.5 cm and their lengths will be less than or equal to 40 cm. The systems are to be used to construct compact pulsed power devices for HPM Payloads for small rockets and/or Multiple Kill Vehicles, as requested by topic MDA08-047, Compact High Power Microwave Payloads, contained in the Department of Defense 20008.3 SBIR Solicitation. This autonomous system will be simple, reliable in operation, inexpensive and easily produced.
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