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  • n. virtual cathode oscillator


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  • The 1.5 meter long Texas Tech HPM contains three main components: a power generator in the form of a flux compression generator (FCG), a microwave source called a vircator (for virtual cathode oscillator), and an antenna that radiates the resultant high-power microwave radiation.

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  • This voltage powers the vircator, which converts the energy into microwaves.

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  • The same vircator can also be driven by power sources other than a FCG such as explosive or propellant driven Magneto-Hydrodynamic

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