Accession Number:

AD0416060

Title:

PRODUCTION REFINEMENT OF Ku-BAND TRAVELING-WAVE TUBES.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical engineering rept., Feb 60 July 62, by. .

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PALO ALTO CALIF TRAVELING WAVE TUBE PRODUCT SECTION

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Report Date:

1962-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to summarize the work performed in the production refinement of a three-tube chain whose major requirement is to furnish 1 kw of pulsed RF power across the Ku band range of requencies. This work includes the production refinement of each vacuum tube and focusing package, and the establishment of a pilot production line to show the capability of manufacturing these tubes with high yields. Sufficient quantities of the three tubes were manufactured to demonstrate the successful achievement of both the tube design and the pilot production line. The ZM-5182 is a PPM-focused 150 mw power output tube with a minimum of 30 db saturation gain across the 14 to 18 kMc band. The ZM-5183 is a lightweight solenoid-focused 10 watt CW power output tube with 25 db saturation gain over the 14 to 18 kMc band. The ZM-5184 is a 1 kw minimum, 0.015 duty cycle, traveling-wave tube with 25 db minimum saturation gain across the 14 to 18 kMc band. All three tubes were tested to meet the full RF specifications. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE