Accession Number:

AD0274110

Title:

THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF LARGE-SIGNAL TRAVELING-WAVE TUBES

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 6

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Detailed experimental data on an S-band high-power traveling-wave amplifier with a variable-pitch helix is presented with particular emphasis on the efficiency enhancement achieved across the frequency band. Efficiency improvement factors of from 1.4 to 2 to 1 are demonstrated. The gain is also enhanced over the entire frequency band of operation. Experimental data on a new elliptic cavity coupler for use with a helical circuit is shown. Low VSWR and insertion loss over a broad frequency band are indicated. The design of a magnetron injection gun for use with a high-power amplifier is outlined. Additional details on the noise transport analyses and beam-plasma interaction theory are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE