Accession Number : ADA325560

Title :   Basic Research in Microwave-Plasma Interaction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 94-30 Nov 96,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC UNIV FARMINGDALE NY

Personal Author(s) : Kuo, Spencer

PDF Url : ADA325560

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The investigation covered by the grant includes three research areas: (1) Development of a microwave tube called 'cuspton' which converts the kinetic energy of a relativistic electron beam (e-layer) into microwaves by resonant interaction at a cyclotron harmonic with the mode field of a sixteen slot waveguide, (2) study of microwave plasma interaction for the application of high power microwaves and plasma cloaking, focused on using a fast space-time varying plasma to modify the propagation characteristics and spectral content of the interacting microwave, and using a periodically structured plasma to enhance wave scattering, and (3) nonlinear effect of large amplitude waves on the trajectory of charged particles.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *ELECTRON BEAMS, *KINETIC ENERGY, *MICROWAVE TUBES, HIGH POWER, RESONANCE SCATTERING, WAVEGUIDES, CHARGED PARTICLES, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, WAVE PROPAGATION, RESONANCE RADIATION, AMPLITUDE, TRAJECTORIES, RELATIVITY THEORY, CYCLOTRONS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE