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Preliminary Study Of Cusptron Amplifier
Author(s): J. Y. Choe; K. Boulais; V. Ayres; W. Namkung; H. Uhm
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Paper Abstract

The cusptron microwave tube concept is under development at NSWC as a compact high power device using the harmonic frequency generating scheme by an axis-rotating beam and a multivane circuit. Sixth and fourth harmonic frequencies have been independently generated with electronic efficiencies of approximately 10%. With this successful oscillator mode of operation, the cusptron is now being converted to an amplifier. The input and output couplers are one-turn loops located in different vanes. A TWT operating 4.0-8.0 GHz will be used as an RF driver. In this paper, we will present theoretical and experimental studies on the cusptron amplifier with a 30-50 keV, axis-rotating electron beam and a six-vane circuit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951790
Show Author Affiliations
J. Y. Choe, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)
K. Boulais, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)
V. Ayres, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)
W. Namkung, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)
H. Uhm, Naval Surface Warfare Center (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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