A Radiating Structure Incorporating an Extended Ground Plane and a Brewster Angle Window

  • Jimmy Wells
  • Carl Baum
  • Norman Keator
  • William Prather


The H-series of ultra wideband (UWB) pulsers is designed in a coaxial geometry. Therefore, in order to effectively radiate the energy, it is necessary to have a mode convertor and a non-dispersive radiating structure. This paper presents such a combination which was designed and built specifically for the H-3 high power ultra wideband source [1]. It incorporates the Point Geometry Convertor (PGC) and a TEM horn with a Brewster angle window providing the oil to air interface.


Brewster Angle Mode Convertor Anechoic Chamber Ultra Wideband High Voltage Output 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jimmy Wells
    • 1
  • Carl Baum
    • 2
  • Norman Keator
    • 3
  • William Prather
    • 2
  1. 1.Fiore Industries Inc.AlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.USAF Phillips LaboratoryAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Voss ScientificAlbuquerqueUSA

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