Accession Number : AD0284075

Title :   STUDY OF MILLIMETER-WAVE TUBES

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : NEVINS,J.E. JR.

Report Date : DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Techniques were developed for fabricating the components of a millimeter-wave traveling-wave tube. A study of surface conductivity and the factors that determine the optimum values indicated a need for special care in tube assembly so that minimum circuit loss and maximum tube efficiency can be obtained. High-area-compression electron-gun designs were investigated, and initial results demonstrated 92% transmission of a nominally 0.015-in. diam electron beam through a 0.020-in. diam drift tube. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS, *TRAVELING WAVE TUBES, BRAZING, DESIGN, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, ELECTRON BEAMS, ELECTRON GUNS, MACHINING, MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING, QUALITY CONTROL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE