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PASOTRONPlasma-Assisted Slow-Wave Oscillator
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Rather than covert misdirection or concealment of targets, high-power sources, such as the PASOTRON will jam enemy receivers by causing burnouts, logical faults and general disruption of sensitive search and tracking radar receivers.
Key to the operation of the PASOTRON is the generation of a high-energy electron beam from a plasma cathode, and transmission of that beam through a plasma-filled slow-wave structure without the use of an externally produced magnetic field.
In recent experiments, a scale model PASOTRON was operated as a backward-wave oscillator in C-band.