STUDY OF PRE-OSCILLATORY BEHAVIOR OF CROSSED-FIELD MICROWAVE TUBES.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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The report discusses a series of experiments to study the noise behavior of planar crossed-field beams. The study was divided into two phases. The first phase included the design of the electron optics system and the construction of several versions of a beam tester to evaluate the design. In the second phase, a design for an experimental noise tube was evolved using the electron optics system developed in the first phase. A tube was also constructed and a series of noise measurements was made during this phase. The noise was measured as a function of longitudinal position along the beam using an X-band cavity for several values of beam position and over a 2-to-1 current range. Noise variations were observed along the length of the beam, but the spacing between noise peaks was not related to the operating parameters in any simple manner. No noticeable growth of noise along the beam was observed however, an increase in the noise level was noted as the cathode emission became totally space-charge-limited. Author
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