Accession Number : AD0654049

Title :   CYCLOTRON WAVE POWER CONVERTER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY MICROWAVE DEVICE AND PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Watson,D. C. ; Talbot,K. I. ; Johnson,C. C.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The cyclotron-wave power converter is useful over the same frequency range as the Cuccia coupler. Its theoretical power-handling capability is very high, of the order of megawatts for a wide-gap Cuccia cavity and a few amperes beam current. Theoretical efficiency ranges from 0.60 to over 0.95, depending on power ratio, transistion length, the type of collector, and the final value of the B-field. These results are summarized. Measured efficiencies have been significantly lower, due mainly to difficulties associated with collector current reduction under r-f conditions with depressed collector voltage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RECTIFIERS, CYCLOTRON WAVES), RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, POWER, SPACE CHARGE, WAVEGUIDE COUPLERS, DIRECT CURRENT, EFFICIENCY, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, ELECTRON BEAMS, MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS, ENERGY CONVERSION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE