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Operation of an L-band relativistic magnetron at 100 hz
Author(s): Richard Ross Smith; James N. Benford; N. J. Cooksey; Norm Aiello; Jerrold S. Levine; Bruce D. Harteneck
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Paper Abstract

Until the present work, experience with repetitive relativistic magnetrons was sparse, consisting of $OM 1 Hz cooled devices and $OM 100 Hz bursts in uncooled resonators. The highest average power reported is approximately 500 W. The authors have modified an existing magnetron to include water cooling for repetitive operation. The system is designed for five second bursts at 200 Hz. Earlier single shot operation produces rf energies exceeding 50 Joules per micropulse. The authors have achieved 40 Joules per micropulse at a repetition rate of 100 Herz, or an average power of 4 kW for 0.5 seconds. The authors discuss issues in interfacing magnetrons with repetitive pulsed power and the operating characteristics during a burst of pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1407, Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43483
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Ross Smith, Physics International Co. (United States)
James N. Benford, Physics International Co. (United States)
N. J. Cooksey, Physics International Co. (United States)
Norm Aiello, Physics International Co. (United States)
Jerrold S. Levine, Physics International Co. (United States)
Bruce D. Harteneck, Physics International Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1407:
Intense Microwave and Particle Beams II
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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