Accession Number:

AD0261900

Title:

C-BAND TRAVELING-WAVE TUBE (VA-126) DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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VARIAN ASSOCIATES PALO ALTO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The development is presented of the VA-126 clover-leaf type pulsed traveling-wave tube amplifier for C-band. This tube has a minimum power output of 3 megawatts over a 9 bandwidth centered at 5650 mc, a minimum saturation gain of 28 db, a mean efficiency of 30, and a duty cycle of 0.0023. The development program succeeded in meeting all design objectives and a slightly derated version is currently available as an offthe-shelf item. The VA-126, with its broad bandwidth and high power capability, has potential application in sophisticated radars using such ECCM techniques as pulse-to-pulse frequency changes, phase coding and pulse compression. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE