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Title: High performance TWT development for the microwave power module

Abstract

Northrop Grumman`s ongoing development of microwave power modules (MPM) provides microwave power at various power levels, frequencies, and bandwidths for a variety of applications. Present day requirements for the vacuum power booster traveling wave tubes of the microwave power module are becoming increasingly more demanding, necessitating the need for further enhancement of tube performance. The MPM development program at Northrop Grumman is designed specifically to meet this need by construction and test of a series of new tubes aimed at verifying computation and reaching high efficiency design goals. Tubes under test incorporate several different helix designs, as well as varying electron gun and magnetic confinement configurations. Current efforts also include further development of state-of-the-art TWT modeling and computational methods at Northrop Grumman incorporating new, more accurate models into existing design tools and developing new tools to be used in all aspects of traveling wave tube design. Current status of the Northrop Grumman MPM TWT development program will be presented.

Authors:
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  1. Northrop Grumman Corp., Rolling Meadows, IL (United States). Electronic and Information Warfare Systems
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
423040
Report Number(s):
CONF-960634-
Journal ID: ISSN 0730-9244; TRN: IM9707%%347
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1996 IEEE international conference on plasma science, Boston, MA (United States), 3-5 Jun 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of IEEE conference record -- Abstracts: 1996 IEEE international conference on plasma science; PB: 324 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; TRAVELLING WAVE TUBES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; SPECIFICATIONS; COMPUTER CODES

Citation Formats

Whaley, D.R., Armstrong, C.M., Groshart, G., and Stolz, R.. High performance TWT development for the microwave power module. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Whaley, D.R., Armstrong, C.M., Groshart, G., & Stolz, R.. High performance TWT development for the microwave power module. United States.
Whaley, D.R., Armstrong, C.M., Groshart, G., and Stolz, R.. Tue . "High performance TWT development for the microwave power module". United States.
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title = {High performance TWT development for the microwave power module},
author = {Whaley, D.R. and Armstrong, C.M. and Groshart, G. and Stolz, R.},
abstractNote = {Northrop Grumman`s ongoing development of microwave power modules (MPM) provides microwave power at various power levels, frequencies, and bandwidths for a variety of applications. Present day requirements for the vacuum power booster traveling wave tubes of the microwave power module are becoming increasingly more demanding, necessitating the need for further enhancement of tube performance. The MPM development program at Northrop Grumman is designed specifically to meet this need by construction and test of a series of new tubes aimed at verifying computation and reaching high efficiency design goals. Tubes under test incorporate several different helix designs, as well as varying electron gun and magnetic confinement configurations. Current efforts also include further development of state-of-the-art TWT modeling and computational methods at Northrop Grumman incorporating new, more accurate models into existing design tools and developing new tools to be used in all aspects of traveling wave tube design. Current status of the Northrop Grumman MPM TWT development program will be presented.},
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year = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1996},
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