Defense and Military Power Electronics
Technical Dialogue Session
Applications uPower to Grid
RF, Soliton, NLTL, Pulsed Power, Military Applications, LDMOS, Pulse Generator
Nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) can be classified into lumped transmission line and gyromagnetic lines. Traditionally, without continuous supply of input excitation, NLTLs cannot produce self-sustaining RF signals. Authors have presented a 16-section Schottky diode based NLTL prototype complemented by a LDMOS-based 1.5 kW (continuous) rated power amplifier (PA), and a custom-made high voltage pulse generator in this paper, which can produce a continuous stream of RF signals from a single input. The prototype has been able to generate a peak pulsed RF power of 2.1 kW across a 50 Ω resistive load.