System Overview

The diagram below shows a simple schematic of the HIPER system. The pulses will be generated at 7.8GHz using a novel switching method and then frequency multiplied by 12 to generate pulses as short as half a nanosecond at power levels of ~150mW. These pulses will then be amplified to ~1kW by an EIK amplifier which has a 1dB flat bandwidth of one GHz.



After the power amplifier, the bulk of the signal processing will be done using quasi-optics.