Accession Number : AD0274821

Title :   HIGH POWER CAPABILITIES OF WAVEGUIDE SYSTEMS

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 3, 1 Aug-31 Oct 61

Corporate Author : MICROWAVE ASSOCIATES INC BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : GILDEN,MEYER

Report Date : 18 JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The limitations of high power waveguide systems were studied. The usefulness of standard heat transfer expressions was demonstrated for calculating the temperature of waveguides under high average power conditions. The results of cavit measurements of breakdown are presented for high dielectric strength gases which yield improvements in peak power handling in excess of 10:1 at atmospheric pressure. These results include observation of deviations from the simple pressure squared dependence of breakdown power. The dependence of temperature rise on the scaling of waveguide systems is analyzed and finally some of the problems encountered in high power systems are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER, *WAVEGUIDES, AIR, ATTENUATION, CAVITY RESONATORS, COOLING, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, GASES, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, MICROWAVES, PRESSURE, PROPAGATION, RELIABILITY, S BAND, TEMPERATURE, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, WAVEGUIDE BENDS, WAVEGUIDE COUPLERS, X BAND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE