Accession Number : AD0786617

Title :   Broadband Transmitter Tube.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 72-Jul 74,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO TORRANCE CALIF ELECTRON DYNAMICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Manoly,A. E.

Report Date : OCT 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The objectives of the program are to determine the feasibility of multiple-coupled slow wave structures interacting with multiple beams in a single traveling-wave tube. The device shall be designed for high output power over a broad instantaneous frequency range. Also desired is a high continuous wave RF output power capability, resonable saturated gain and efficiency levels suitable for electronic warfare applications. Cold test data were taken for various dual-helix circuit structures. Dual beam electron gun design studies were performed. A figure 8 circuit and a dual beam gun were successfully combined into a tube and three 660H traveling-wave tubes were built. Theoretical and experimental electron gun design studies were made for Ku-band. The Ku-band circuit design and cold test were completed.

Descriptors :   *Traveling wave tubes, Broadband, Electron guns, Helixes, Microwave tubes, Slow wave circuits, C band, Ku band, Airborne, Military requirements

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE