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A High Power Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) Amplifier
Author(s): John A Nation; Donald Shiffler
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary results are reported on the design and performance of a high power travelling wave tube amplifier. The amplifier is designed to work in the TMoi mode of a cylindrical waveguide and to operate in X band. The signal from a 250 kW magnetron is used as the input source for the amplifier. Details are presented of the amplifier design, the input coupler, and of the performance of the system when an 800 kV, 1.4 kA, POO nsec. duration pencil electron beam is used as the primary power source. Initial results indicate that the amplifier has a gain of 29dB at a frequency of 9.09 GHz, and an output power in excess of 100 MW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965083
Show Author Affiliations
John A Nation, Cornell University (United States)
Donald Shiffler, Cornell University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0873:
Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation
Norman Rostoker, Editor(s)

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