Accession Number:

AD0272627

Title:

FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A HIGH-POWER S-BAND KLYSTRON

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Corporate Author:

WATKINS-JOHNSON CO PALO ALTO CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study of a high-power S-band klystron was concluded. During this program a perveance 1.6 x 10 to the -6th power gun was developed which is suitable for use in a high power klystron. The beam from this gun is well formed and should focus with less than 1 circuit interception. Thus peak heating of the drift tube or cavity ferrules because of current interception will not be a major limitation in the design of the long pulse klystron under study. This gun has sufficient beam area convergence and focus electrode-anod spacing to operate well with the klystron parameters outlined. The non-intercepting gridded gun capable of high values of mu, developed under this study, represents a significant advance in the design of super power tubes. The reduction in weight and cost of the modulator possible through the use of such a grid, rather than a mod-anode, should be greater than 51. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE