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Simulation Of Transvertron High Power Microwave Sources
Author(s): Donald J. Sullivan; John E. Walsh; M. Joseph Arman; Brendan B. Godfrey
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Paper Abstract

The transvertron oscillator or amplifier is a new and efficient type of intense relativistic electron-beam-driven microwave radiation source. In the m = 0 axisymmetric version, it consists of single or multiple cylindrical cavities driven at one of the TMonp resonances by a high-voltage, low-impedance electron beam. There is no applied magnetic field and the oscillatory transverse motion acquired by the axially-injected electron beam is an essential part of the drive mechanism. The transvertron theory was systematically tested for a wide range of parameters and two possible applications. The simulations were designed to verify the theoretical predictions, assess the transvertron as a possible source of intense microwave radiation, and study its potential as a microwave amplifier. Numerical results agree well in all regards with the analytical theory. Simulations were carried out in two dimensions using CCUBE with the exception of radial loading cases, where the 3-D code SOS was required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951786
Show Author Affiliations
Donald J. Sullivan, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
John E. Walsh, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
M. Joseph Arman, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
Brendan B. Godfrey, Mission Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1061:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts
Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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