Microwave Tube Reliability
Research and development rept. Jul 1974-Dec 1975
NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Data obtained from tube manufacturers, system manufacturers, and users point to problems resulting from low-volume production, technological gaps, lack of failure data feedback to the manufacturer, limited development funding, inadequate reliability assurance, and the lack of a comprehensive program of repair and recycle. Past efforts to improve reliability are surveyed. Government-industry interaction is discussed, and it is suggested that it might be appropriate to encourage the continued survival of the remaining manufacturers of microwave tubes. Specific development programs are recommended in support of high-power tubes in the areas of airborne systems, shipboard systems, and support technology.
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