Linear 1 kW Multitone Troposcatter TWT.
Interim rept. no. 2, 1 Jan-31 Apr 78,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO TORRANCE CALIF ELECTRON DYNAMICS DIV
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This report covers the second triannual effort of a Research and Development program to design, construct, and test an advanced, high efficiency traveling-wave tube designed to amplify multiple signals while minimizing any mixing products which result from non-linear operation. The tube will be operated in the linear region below saturation tube efficiency will be enhanced by means of a four stage depressed collector. During the report period the scaled electron gun was constructed and evaluated in the demountable beam analyzer. The detail mechanical design for the gun to be used in the tube was completed. Parts were ordered. Phase shift measurements of the RF circuit were completed. Circuit parts for the tube were ordered. The mechanical design of the four stage collector was continued. Thermal analysis led to a change in the electrode configuration to handle the high power densities. Design of the overall packaging was started. Author
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