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Feeding system for an RKA-driven antenna array
Author(s): Hao-Ming Shen; Wei-Yan Pan; Tai Tsun Wu
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Paper Abstract

In order to transfer electromagnetic (EM) energy efficiently from a relativistic klystron amplifier (RKA) to a steerable super-array, the issue of mode conversion must be considered, i.e., the transfer of electromagnetic fields from a coaxial-line waveguide to a number of rectangular waveguides. A special converter has been designed to solve this matching problem. The converter consists of several sections including a multi-fin converter, a fan- shaped converter, and a twisted-rectangular converter. The mode conversion in each of these sections has been studied analytically and experimentally. The optimal parameters for minimum energy loss have been found for the different converter sections and the power breakdown in some of the sections has been studied. Formulas for engineering design are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2154, Intense Microwave Pulses II, (13 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175742
Show Author Affiliations
Hao-Ming Shen, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Wei-Yan Pan, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Tai Tsun Wu, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2154:
Intense Microwave Pulses II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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