Accession Number:

ADA156156

Title:

Cerenkov Radiation from Periodic Electron Bunches for Finite Emission Length in Air.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

The physical mechanism of Cerenkov radiation in air caused by the periodic electron bunches is presented here in a simplified and exact mathematical forms, as well, as some applications and evidence. The experiment is an effort to verify the theoretical prediction of the power increase and fall off with discrete harmonic frequency in the microwave region. The radiation diagrams and absolute power measurements in the far field for the first four harmonics are provided by the improvements such as frequency selection by the YIG filter, power amplification by the TWT amplifiers, high sensitivity of the signal detection by the oscilloscope vertical differential amplifier along with the noise reduction and radiation shielding. Suggested experimental method may be expanded to the higher harmonics with appropriate equipment. The experimental data reveal the unexpected spikes in the radiation diagrams. The absolute power results are reasonably cose to the theoretical ones. The experimental method satifies this Cerenkov experiment and may be improved. Further research may provide usable information for the electron beam monitoring or Cerenkov source at higher micorwave frequencies, for which a certain interest exists. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE