Accession Number:

AD0654049

Title:

CYCLOTRON WAVE POWER CONVERTER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY MICROWAVE DEVICE AND PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS LAB

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The cyclotron-wave power converter is useful over the same frequency range as the Cuccia coupler. Its theoretical power-handling capability is very high, of the order of megawatts for a wide-gap Cuccia cavity and a few amperes beam current. Theoretical efficiency ranges from 0.60 to over 0.95, depending on power ratio, transistion length, the type of collector, and the final value of the B-field. These results are summarized. Measured efficiencies have been significantly lower, due mainly to difficulties associated with collector current reduction under r-f conditions with depressed collector voltage. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE