Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Staff

Professor Martin Hubbard FDEPS, FIET, MIEEE

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Martin is a senior member of the Security Sciences Department at Dstl (Fort Halstead) and works with the Pulsed Power Group in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering in its capacity as a key member of the UK RF-DEW community. His active interest in the work of the Group, and indeed the School, enables them to judiciously respond to opportunities to contribute to Dstl and MoD requirements. By frequent technical interaction, research at Loughborough is optimally aligned with relevant UK programmes and is given the widest possible exposure within MoD R&D.

In his capacity as UK co-chair of the UK/US bilateral meeting on High Powered Microwave applications under the auspices of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), Martin relies of Loughborough participation both as presenters of relevant research and as session chairs responsible for programme coordination within specific themes.

Martin is a Capability Advisor at the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

He has a BA in Physics from the University of York and was awarded a Doctorate from the University of Oxford after research into laser/plasma interactions. He has worked as a government scientist since 1979 in a variety of research, technical analysis, scientific advisor and research management posts, including a 3 year tour with the British Defence Staff Washington as the Directed Energy liaison officer. He was made a Fellow of the Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) in Nov 2010, the first time this honour has been awarded to a non US citizen. He was awarded the title of Visiting Professor in Jan 2011 and was made a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in Aug 2011.

Martin is a Dstl focus for Non Lethal Weapons and RF-DEW

Selected Publications

Publications (with Prof Ivor Smith and Dr Bucur Novac)
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F., Pu, Z. and Hubbard, M., ''Electromagnetic Flux-Compression: Experimentation'', 14th IEEE International Pulsed-Power Conference, 1, Gisselmann, M., and Neuber, A., IEEE, Dallas, June 2003, 681-684, ISBN 0 7803 79152. 
  • Novac, B.M., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F., Pu, Z. and Hubbard, M., ''An Insulator-Metallic Cascade For Improved Electromagnetic Flux Compression'', IEE Pulsed Power Symposium, Loughborough, Leics, September 2003, pp 11/1 - 11/4, ISSN 0963-3308. 
  • Novac, B.M., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F., Pu, Z. and Hubbard, M., ''Two-Dimensional Theory Of Electromagnetically Driven Implosions'', IEE Pulsed Power Symposium, Loughborough, Leics, September 2003, pp 12/1 - 12/4, ISSN 0963-3308. 
  • Novac, B.M., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F., Pu, Z. and Hubbard, R.M., ''Magneto-Optical Measurements and Other Diagnostics For Pulsed Ultrahigh Magnetic Fields'',IEEE Pulsed Power Symposium, Loughborough, Leics, September 2003, pp 6/1 - 6/4 (4 pgs), ISSN 0963-3308. 
  • Novac, B.M., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F., Pu, Z. and Hubbard, M., ''Electromagnetic Flux-Compression Experimentation'', IEE Pulsed Power Symposium, Loughborough, Leics, September 2003, pp 7/1 - 7/4 (4 pgs), ISSN 0963 3308. 
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F. and Hubbard, M., ''Flux-Compression Dynamic Transformers as Pulsed-Voltage Sources'', Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Power Modulator conference, Hulya Kirkici, San Francisco USA, May 2004, 360-363, ISBN 0 7803 8586 1, [Also on CD-ROM]. 
  • Novac, B.M., Smith, I.R., Hubbard, M. and Braidwood, S.M., ''Dynamic Transformers Driven by Electromagnetic Flux-Compression Generators'', Xth Megagauss Conference, Ortenberg, M. Von, Humboldt University at Berlin, Xth Megagauss Conference, Berlin Germany, July 2004, 191-194, ISBN 3 00 015743 3, [WWW] Available from: http://megagauss.physik.hu-berlin.de. 
     
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F. and Hubbard, M., ''Electromagnetic Flux Compression Experimentation at Loughborough University, UK'', Xth Megagauss Conference, Ortenberg, M. Von, Humboldt University at Berlin, Xth Megagauss Conference, Berlin Germany, July 2004, 39-45, ISBN 3 00 015743 3, [WWW] Available from: http://megagauss.physik.hu-berlin.de. 
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F., Braidwood, S.W. and Hubbard, M., ''Electromagnetic Flux-Compression Studies'', 2nd European Pulsed Power Symposium, International Society of Pulsed Power Applications, Shaker Verlag, Hamburg, September 2004, 37-41, ISBN 3 8322 3217 6, [Also on CD-ROM]. 
  • ·Rankin, D.F., Novac, B., Smith, I.R. and Hubbard, M., ''Complex Multiphysical Modelling of Pulsed Ultrahigh Magnetic Field Systems'', not known, International Society of Pulsed Power Applications, Shaker Verlag, 2nd European Pulsed Power Symposium, Hamburg, Germany, September 2004, pp 212-216, ISBN 3-8322-3217-6, [Also on CD-ROM]. 
  • ·Novac, B., Istenic, M., Luo, J., Smith, I.R., Brown, J., Hubbard, M., Appelgren, P., Elfsberg, M., Hurtig, T., Nylander, C., Larsson, A. and Nyholm, S.E., ''A 10 GW Pulsed Power Supply for HPM Sources'', 2005 IEEE Pulsed Power Conference, J.F. Maeachen & R.E. Schamilogw, IEEE, Monterey, CA, June 2005, pp 358-361, ISBN 0-7803-9190-X.
  • Novac, B., Istenic, M., Luo, J., Smith, I.R., Brown, J., Hubbard, M., Appelgren, P., Elfsberg, M., Larsson, A. and Nyholm, S.E., ''A 10 GW Pulsed Power Supply for HPM Sources'', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, IEE, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Basingstoke, October 2006, pp 1814-1821, ISSN 0093-3813.
    DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2006.876533
  • Novac, B., Braidwood, S.B., Smith, I.R. and Hubbard, M., ''Detection of Broadband Microwave Radiation from a Solid-Dielectric Closing Switch'', Measurement Science and Technology, 1510, 1st October 2004, L11-L14, ISSN 13616501, [WWW] Available from: http://stacks.iop.org/MST/15/L11. 
    DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/15/10/L01
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R. and Hubbard, M., ''2-D Modelling of Electromagnetic Flux-Compression in theta-Pinch Geometry'', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 325, October 2004, 1896-1901, ISSN 0693 3 813.
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F. and Hubbard, M., ''An Insulator-Metallic Phase Transition Cascade for Improved Electromagnetic Flux-Compression in theta-Pinch Geometry'', IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 325, October 2004, 1960-1965, ISSN 0093 3813
  • Novac, B., Smith, I.R., Rankin, D.F. and Hubbard, M., ''A Fast and Compact theta-pinch Electromagnetic Flux-Compression Generator'', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 3721, 7th November 2004, 3041-3055, ISSN 13616463. DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/37/21/015