Increased PRF for Pulsed Power

Period of Performance: 02/15/2006 - 02/15/2007

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sparktronics, Inc.
23765 Madison Street
Torrance, CA 90505
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Air Force directed energy systems using high power microwaves require an advancement in the state of the art of repetitive pulsed power systems. Present systems driving microwave sources are based on two circuit technologies: the resonant transformer and the Marx generator. Resonant transformers tend to be large and heavy while Marx generators are limited in pulse shaping and inefficiently deliver power to the load. We propose to develop a new pulse generator technology based on the multistage Blumlein generator with compact slow wave transmission lines.