Interaction between geometric parameters and output waveforms in high-power quarter-wave oscillators

Miena Armanious, J Scott Tyo, Michael C. Skipper, Michael D. Abdalla, William D. Prather, Julie E. Lawrance

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Quarter-wave switched oscillators (SWOs) are an important technology for the generation of high-power mesoband waveforms. The operation of these SWOs has been discussed for the past several years, but a detailed discussion of the design of these sources for particular waveforms has been lacking. In this paper, we relate several important parameters such as gap spacing, oscillator shape, and antenna to the properties of the radiated waveform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5446338
Pages (from-to)1124-1131
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010



  • High-power electromagnetics
  • Intentional electromagnetic interference (IEMI)
  • Mesoband sources
  • Switched oscillator (SWO)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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