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9 May 1988 A High Power Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) Amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation; (1988)
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Preliminary results are reported on the design and performance of a high power travelling wave tube amplifier. The amplifier is designed to work in the TMoi mode of a cylindrical waveguide and to operate in X band. The signal from a 250 kW magnetron is used as the input source for the amplifier. Details are presented of the amplifier design, the input coupler, and of the performance of the system when an 800 kV, 1.4 kA, POO nsec. duration pencil electron beam is used as the primary power source. Initial results indicate that the amplifier has a gain of 29dB at a frequency of 9.09 GHz, and an output power in excess of 100 MW.
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John A Nation and Donald Shiffler "A High Power Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) Amplifier", Proc. SPIE 0873, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Propagation, (9 May 1988);


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