Accession Number:

ADA277001

Title:

Design of a High Power X-Band Magnicon Amplifier

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1994-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

We present a design study for an X-band frequency-doubling magnicon amplifier driven by a 500 keV, 172 A beam from a field-emission diode. This study makes use of steady-state particle simulations employing the realistic fields of magnicon cavities connected by beam tunnels, and includes the effects of finite electron beam diameter. The simulations propagate an electron beam through a sequence of deflection cavities at 5.7 GHz, followed by an output cavity that operates at 11.4 GHz. The deflection cavities and the output cavity contain synchronously rotating TM modes. The deflection cavities progressively spin up the beam transverse momentum, until a v1vz - 1, where v1 and vz are the velocity components perpendicular and parallel to the axial magnetic field. The output cavity uses this synchronously gyrating beam to generate microwave radiation at twice the drive frequency. Self-consistency of the simulation is achieved by iteration until power balance.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE