Accession Number:

AD0600262

Title:

COMPARATIVE ENGINEERING EVALUATION TEST OF THE 5J26 MAGNETRON AND THE 5J26 MODIFIED MAGNETRON.

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ARMY AIR DEFENSE ENGINEERING AGENCY FORT GEORGE G MEADE MD

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Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The series of tests compared the performance of standard 5J26 magnetrons with that of modified 5J26 magnetrons with an ion pump and an improved tuning mechanism. The test vehicle was an ANTPS-1D radar set which is the basic radar of the ANFPS-36 family. The results of the evaluation tests showed a marked improvement of system performance with use of the 5J26 magnetron. The improved operational characteristics were particularly evident in the important areas of phase stability, frequency stability, constancy of RF power output, tube gas content, arc stability, and brevity of ageing time. The tests demonstrated superior qualities of the modified magnetron from the standpoint of performance and reliability. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE