Dr Colin Whyte

Principal Research Fellow

Physics

Publications

Beam dynamic study of a Ka-band microwave undulator and its potential drive sources
Zhang Liang, Donaldson Craig R, Clarke Jim, Easton Jack, Robertson Craig W, Whyte Colin G, Cross Adrian W
Scientific Reports Vol 12 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-11101-2
Dispersion curve of the helically corrugated waveguide based on helicoidal coordinate transform
Zhang Liang, Easton Jack, Donaldson Craig R, Whyte Colin G, Cross Adrian W
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2022)
Numerical analysis of high-power X-band sources, at low magnetic confinement, for use in a multi-source array
MacInnes Philip, Donaldson Craig R, Whyte Colin G, MacLachlan Amy J, Ronald Kevin, Phelps Alan D R, Cross Adrian W
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices Vol 69, pp. 340-346 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TED.2021.3130503
Fivefold helically corrugated waveguide for high-power w-band gyro-devices and pulse compression
Donaldson Craig R, Zhang Liang, Hiscock Peter, Harris Michael, Beardsley Matthew J, Huggard Peter G, Whyte Colin G, Cross Adrian W, He Wenlong
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, pp. 1-6 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TED.2021.3130846
Phase locked high power X-band microwave sources
MacInnes Philip, Donaldson Craig R, MacLachlan Amy J, Whyte Colin G, Ronald K, Phelps Alan D R, Cross Adrian W
2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), 2021 The 48th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOPS36761.2021.9588496
Wideband amplification of transient signals for application in pulse compression
Young Alan, Whyte Colin, Robertson Craig, MacInnes Philip, Phelps Alan, Cross Adrian, Zhang Liang, Donaldson Craig, Matheson Kathleen, Ronald Kevin
2021 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) 2021 The 48th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOPS36761.2021.9588422

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Professional activities

EuMA
Member of programme committee
2/2020
IEEE international Conference on Plasma Science
Member of programme committee
2020
STFC (External organisation)
Member
2018
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2016
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2015
International MICE Collaboration (External organisation)
Chair
2013

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Projects

Demonstrating Key technology for cm resolution ISAR imaging of LEO...
Whyte, Colin (Principal Investigator) Cross, Adrian (Co-investigator) Donaldson, Craig (Research Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Phase Locked High Powered Microwave Sources
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Robertson, Craig (Research Co-investigator) Whyte, Colin (Research Co-investigator) Donaldson, Craig (Researcher)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
High Powered Electro-Magnetic (HPEM) Amplifiers to generate smart waveforms for long range in-band Radio Frequency effects (FA9550-19-1-7011)
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Robertson, Craig (Research Co-investigator) Whyte, Colin (Research Co-investigator) Young, Alan (Research Co-investigator)
High Powered Electro-Magnetic (HPEM) Amplifiers to generate smart waveforms for long range in-band Radio Frequency effects
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
Parametric Wave Coupling and Non-Linear Mixing in Plasma
Ronald, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Bingham, Robert (Co-investigator) Eliasson, Bengt (Co-investigator) Phelps, Alan (Co-investigator) MacInnes, Philip (Research Co-investigator) Speirs, David (Researcher) Whyte, Colin (Researcher)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
CW operation of 94GHz Gyro-TWA for telecommunications applications (IPS Proposal%)
Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) He, Wenlong (Co-investigator) Whyte, Colin (Co-investigator) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator)
"This proposal will develop the world's highest power (kW), broadest instantaneous bandwidth, frequency agile amplifiers operating in the mm-wave/terahertz range. The gyro-amplifiers offers a unique opportunity to fill a long standing gap in the generation of high power coherent millimetre and sub millimetre wave radiation with its promise of amplification with an unprecedented 20% instantaneous bandwidth and an unrivalled power of 5kW at 94 GHz. Building on the recent success of W He et al PRL 2013, 110, art 165101, 2013, the mm/sub-mm wave gyro-TWA will enable a paradigm shift in what is achievable for a ground based, cellular telecommunications network by providing tera-bit data rates. This is possible due to the fact that the wireless gyro-TWA operating at sub-THz frequencies does not need to use opto-electronic components currently limiting data rates of optical schemes.

Another major area of development is the possibility of exploiting the world leading gyro-TWA to be used in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) spectroscopy which is currently hampered by the lack of high power sources and especially broadband amplifiers of terahertz radiation.

In addition the gyro-TWA would be an ideal source for cloud profiling radar and the detection of atmospheric pollutants because the atmospheric absorption, penetration and scattering losses, practical stand-off systems require considerable power, typically hundreds of watts. Other applications include high frequency long range security imaging, space situational awareness (detecting space debris), terrain mapping (volcano monitoring), radar and long range, high bandwidth, line of sight communications and real time video-rate detection of hidden explosives and illegal drugs."

Dr. Liang Zhang is leading the design of the Cusp electron gun and playing a crucial role in light of Dr. Wenlong He accepting a Professorship at Schenzen University, P.R. China.
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
CW operation of 94GHz Gyro-TWA for telecommunications applications
Donaldson, Craig (Researcher) Cross, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Whyte, Colin (CoI) Zhang, Liang (Research Co-investigator) He, Wenlong (CoI)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020

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