An Electronically-Tuned, Pulsed Coaxial Magnetron for Ku-Band.
Final rept. Jul 76-Jul 77, on Phase 2,
VARIAN ASSOCIATES BEVERLY MASS
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This report describes the effort on a continuation program supported by the U.S. Navy to develop an electronically tuned, pulsed coaxial magnetron oscillator. The emphasis on the program was the development of suitable electronic tuning techniques rather than upon tube fabrication to a particular electrical and mechanical specification. The technical approach adopted by Varian utilizes PIN diodes mounted in the stabilizing cavity of a coaxial magnetron to produce tuning. The diodes and associated d.c. bias coupling leads form an LC network that is an RF circuit coupled to the RF fields of the stabilizing cavity. Discrete frequency shifts are obtained by altering the bias conditions applied to the diode. The accompanying change in RF impedance coupled to the stabilizing cavity produces the associated frequency change. In the first program electronic tuning of an operation tube was demonstrated using a coupled circuit tuning configuration that was thought to be most appropriate for intrapulse tuning.
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