Gyrotron power beams for defence applications

Young, Rupert, Chatwin, Chris and Birch, Philip (2016) Gyrotron power beams for defence applications. In: IET Colloquium, 18/10/2016, University of Sussex, Brighton.

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Abstract

Gyrotrons are capable of producing Megawatt power radiation at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths , they are very efficient, circa 60% and can be made to chirp over wide frequency ranges. Gryratrons offer a very effective means of defence against advanced weaponry that rely on embedded electronics and multiple communication systems. Electronics, sensors and communication systems can be damaged from a distance of 40 kM. The ability to deliver directed beams is straightforward; Russia already has this technology to target Drones.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: Gyrotrons, Power Beams, Defence, Mirowave radiation, EM weapons, UAV's, Drones, Russian defence
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance > UG0622 Air forces. Air warfare > UG0730 Air defences
U Military Science > UG Military engineering. Air forces. Air Warfare. Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance > UG1500 Military astronautics. Space warfare. Space surveillance
Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 14:14
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 14:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64887

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