Accession Number : ADA323772

Title :   Industrial Assessment of the Microwave Power Tube Industry.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA323772

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The end of the Cold War has brought significant change to the defense industry. Reductions in the defense budget have sharply curtailed defense industry sales. Most defense suppliers have responded in predictable ways. They have reduced excess capacity, streamlined processes, and revamped supplier relationships. The sum total of these actions leads to increased efficiencies and reduced defense product costs, and better value for taxpayers. However, these changes also could impact the ability of the Department of Defense (DoD) to meet its future mission requirements. The microwave power tube industry is one of many defense related industries that have been affected by this new environment. The DoD uses microwave power tubes in a wide variety of system applications, and will continue to do so well into the next century. Additionally, the Department of Energy (DOE) uses large, high-power klystron microwave power tubes for several applications, including high energy physics, nuclear physics, and materials science research.

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVE TUBES, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, *KLYSTRONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANUFACTURING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, EFFICIENCY, COSTS, HIGH ENERGY, PRODUCTIVITY, MILITARY BUDGETS, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE