A LOW-NOISE, MULTIPLE-FUNCTION, X-BAND TRAVELING-WAVE TUBE.
Development rept. no. 12, 1 Jul-30 Sep 65,
RADIO CORP OF AMERICA HARRISON NJ ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND DEVICES
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The objective of the program was to develop a low-noise, multiple-function, traveling-wave tube with three sections and outputs 1 a linear, low-noise, X-band amplifier, 2 a limited-output, X-band amplifier, and 3 a videodetector-amplifier section with a substantial voltage output. The program was carried out in two phases. The first, a research and development phase, demonstrated for the first time the practicability of making a single traveling-wave tube that could perform these three functions at the same time. The second phase was devoted to product design. The interim tube contained three sections and three output terminals, as the design was originally conceived. The video output, while present, was below the value sought 14 volt vs 1 volt. By mutual consent, the current specification for the tube does not list a video output. The idea of designing the video section of the tube as a beam-actuated solid-state device rather than as a group of dynodes appears to have much promise and deserves investigation.
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