In this paper, we present a “smart” high-peak power microwave tube, by implementing iterative learning control methodologies to control a repetitively-pulsed, high-power, backward wave oscillator. The learning control algorithm is used to drive the error between the actual output and its desired value to zero. The desired output may be a given power level, a given frequency, or a combination of both. The learning control methodology is then experimentally verified.
The University of New Mexico
Abdallah, Chaouki T.; V. S. Soualian; G.T. Park; and E. Schamiloglu. "Iterative Learning Control Applications to High Power Microwave Tubes." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_fsp/205