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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2007 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 18-28
Lester Bowers , US Air Force Research Laboratory
Michael D. Haworth , US Air Force Research Laboratory
Keith L. Cartwright , US Air Force Research Laboratory
Matthew T. Bettencourt , US Air Force Research Laboratory
Timothy P. Fleming , US Air Force Research Laboratory
Peter J. Mardahl , US Air Force Research Laboratory
ABSTRACT
Shaped cathodes enhance key magnetron performance parameters, such as output power, power efficiency, and impedance. Simulations using these novel designs showed a dramatic increase in the range of magnetic field in which the magnetron functions, a doubling of output power, an increase in efficiency, an elimination of mode competition, and a halving of the start-up time.
INDEX TERMS
high-performance computing, HPC, cathodes, magnetron, magnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, pulsed power system
CITATION
Lester Bowers, Michael D. Haworth, Keith L. Cartwright, Matthew T. Bettencourt, Timothy P. Fleming, Peter J. Mardahl, "Virtual Prototyping of Novel Cathode Designs for the Relativistic Magnetron", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 9, no. , pp. 18-28, November/December 2007, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.131
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