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14 December 1994 Review of millimeter-wave tubes
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Proceedings Volume 10276, Millimeter and Microwave Engineering for Communications and Radar: A Critical Review; 1027608 (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.194302
Event: Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves and Applications: International Conference, 1994, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
Ever since microwave tubes were first invented in the 1930’s1 they have been integral parts of all systems requiring high power in the microwave range ( from approximately 1 GHz to 300 GHz). Applications of microwave tubes include radars, electronic countermeasures, communications, materials processing, heating, particle accelerators, and energy transfer. With a few exceptions, the development of millimeter wave (MM-wave) tubes operating from 30 to 300 GHz has in general been sequential to the development of their lower frequency counterparts. Therefore, it is quite common for MMwave tubes to be scaled versions of the lower frequency tubes. Although a variety of MM-wave tubes have been invented, and developed throughout the electron vacuum tube history, only a few basic tube types have received continued interest in the industry due to technical and economical factors such as fabrication complexity, reliability, cost and market demand.
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Man Wong "Review of millimeter-wave tubes", Proc. SPIE 10276, Millimeter and Microwave Engineering for Communications and Radar: A Critical Review, 1027608 (14 December 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.194302
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