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Effect of Dielectric Photoemission on Surface Breakdown: An LDRD Report
The research discussed in this report was conceived during our earlier attempts to simulate breakdown across a dielectric surface using a Monte Carlo approach. While cataloguing the various ways thatExpand
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High Power Microwave Surface Flashover of a Gas-Dielectric Interface at 90 to 760 Torr
The major limiting factor in the transmission of HPM has been the interface between dielectric-vacuum or even more severely between dielectric-air if HPM is to be radiated into the atmosphere.Expand
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Characteristics of a four element gyromagnetic nonlinear transmission line array high power microwave source.
In this paper, a solid-state four element array gyromagnetic nonlinear transmission line high power microwave system is presented as well as a detailed description of its subsystems and generalExpand
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Contributing Factors to Window Flashover Under Pulsed High Power Microwave Excitation at High Altitude
One of the major limiting factors for the transmission of high power microwave (HPM) radiation is the interface between dielectric-vacuum, or even more severely, between dielectric-air if HPM is toExpand
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Energy efficiency of High Power Microwave systems
High Power Microwave (HPM) system efficiency has typically been calculated by dividing the peak output power by the peak input power or the input power at the time of the peak output power. ThisExpand
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Modeling statistical variations in high power microwave breakdown
Flashover of high power microwave (HPM) vacuum isolation windows presents a serious design limitation of megawatt class HPM systems. The delay time from HPM radiation incident on the window toExpand
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Monte Carlo simulation of high power microwave window breakdown at atmospheric conditions
A Monte Carlo-type electron motion simulation program was developed to calculate the increasing electron density for pulsed high power microwave window flashover in air and nitrogen at atmosphericExpand
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Rapid formation of dielectric surface flashover due to pulsed high power microwave excitation
High power microwave (HPM) dielectric surface flashover can be rapidly induced by providing breakdown initiating electrons in the high field region. An experimental setup utilizing a 2.85 GHz HPMExpand
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High-Power Microwave Surface Flashover of a Gas–Dielectric Interface at 90–760 torr
The major limiting factor in the transmission of high-power microwave (HPM) has been the interface between dielectric-vacuum or, even more severely, between dielectric-air, if HPM is to be radiatedExpand
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Similarities of dielectric surface flashover under atmospheric conditions for pulsed unipolar and RF excitation
Mechanisms in vacuum surface flashover caused by rf (f < 10 GHz) or unipolar voltages are virtually identical. Similarities between rf (representing high-power microwave window breakdown on theExpand
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