An experimental S-hand vircator with premodulated electron beam based on a compact generator with inductive energy storage is described. The vircator radiation power was 300 MW at a power efficiency of about 5% and a pulse duration of 50 ns. The oscillation frequency, determined by the electrodynamic system parameters, remained unchanged during the pulse.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)