In this article, a sheet-beam type ring bar traveling wave tube (RBTWT) capable of working at very low-voltage value is proposed. The structure is designed to work over the frequency range from 14 to 18 GHz with a cathodic voltage of 2.050 kV and a current of 100 mA. Simulation results for two 50-period sections, carried out by CST Studio Suite 2023,show a saturated output power of 30W, a maximum gain of 0.795 dB/mm, and an efficiency higher than 15%. The proposed structure is ideal for aerospace applications that usually require compact size, low weight and power consumption, while maintaining very high output power levels. Furthermore, thisdeviceisrelativelyeasytomanufacture,makingitamoreaccessibleoption thanotherstructuresthatrequirecomplexandexpensivemanufacturingprocesses.Finally, the mechanical and thermal dissipation problems are kept under control thanks to the large surface contact between the slow wave structure and the dielectric rod realized in Boron Nitride.

G PATERNA, G LIPARI, E Traina, G Comparato, A Muratore, P Livreri, et al. (2024). Design of a low voltage and high power Traveling Wave Tube based on a sheet-beam ring bar. IEEE ACCESS, 12, 9062-9069 [10.1109/ACCESS.2024.3353049].

Design of a low voltage and high power Traveling Wave Tube based on a sheet-beam ring bar

G PATERNA;G LIPARI;E Traina;G Comparato;A Muratore;P Livreri;S Stivala
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A Busacca
2024-01-11

Abstract

In this article, a sheet-beam type ring bar traveling wave tube (RBTWT) capable of working at very low-voltage value is proposed. The structure is designed to work over the frequency range from 14 to 18 GHz with a cathodic voltage of 2.050 kV and a current of 100 mA. Simulation results for two 50-period sections, carried out by CST Studio Suite 2023,show a saturated output power of 30W, a maximum gain of 0.795 dB/mm, and an efficiency higher than 15%. The proposed structure is ideal for aerospace applications that usually require compact size, low weight and power consumption, while maintaining very high output power levels. Furthermore, thisdeviceisrelativelyeasytomanufacture,makingitamoreaccessibleoption thanotherstructuresthatrequirecomplexandexpensivemanufacturingprocesses.Finally, the mechanical and thermal dissipation problems are kept under control thanks to the large surface contact between the slow wave structure and the dielectric rod realized in Boron Nitride.
11-gen-2024
G PATERNA, G LIPARI, E Traina, G Comparato, A Muratore, P Livreri, et al. (2024). Design of a low voltage and high power Traveling Wave Tube based on a sheet-beam ring bar. IEEE ACCESS, 12, 9062-9069 [10.1109/ACCESS.2024.3353049].
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