CYCLOTRON WAVE POWER CONVERTER.
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY MICROWAVE DEVICE AND PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS LAB
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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
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion