Applications of microwave and mm-wave sources and amplifiers for the defence, security and health sectors

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Radiation sources and amplifiers, in the spectral region from microwave to terahertz, are extensively used in UK industry and public sectors such as security, defence, health and the environment. Companies, including e2v Technologies plc. (e2v) and TMD Technologies Ltd. (TMD), have developed and sold new radiation products based on post-1996 research undertaken at the University of Strathclyde. Their devices accessed new frequency ranges with considerable increases in power and bandwidth. The designs were transferred to industry, where devices have been constructed, jobs created, policy changed and considerable investments made. These sources have had extensive beneficial impact through applications in defence, surveillance, materials processing, health sciences and environmental monitoring.

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  • REF2014 impact case study
  1. Numerical analysis and experimental design of a 103 GHz Cherenkov maser

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Planar periodic surface lattices for use in millimeter-wave sources

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  1. Plasma and Energetics Review, Arlington, Virginia, USA

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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