Linear 1 kW Multitone Troposcatter TWT.
Interim rept. no. 3, 1 May-31 Aug 78,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO TORRANCE CALIF ELECTRON DYNAMICS DIV
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This report covers the third 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 operations. 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, parts for the electron gun were received. The assembly tooling for fabrication of the gun was designed and ordered. Circuit parts were obtained and matching of the RF circuit was started. The mechanical design of the four-stage collector was continued. A successful electrode-to-ceramic braze was accomplished. Design of the overall packaging was continued. The program has been proceeding very slowly during the last period because of the limited funding and the unexpectedly high cost of the collector. Author
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