Recent results from the X-band pulsed magnicon amplifier

O. A. Nezhevenko, V. P. Yakovlev, S. H. Gold, M. A. LaPointe, A. W. Fliflet, A. K. Kinkead, J. L. Hirshfield

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A frequency-doubling magnicon amplifier at 11.4 GHz has been designed and built as an alternative microwave source for testing high power RF components and accelerating structures. The tube is designed to produce ∼60 MW, ∼1.2 microsecond pulses at 58% efficiency and 59 dB gain, using a 470 kV, 220 A, 2 mm-diameter beam. In the first tests the output power was limited to a level of 26 MW in a 200 nsec pulse. This limitation was believed to be caused by oscillations in the collector. Preliminary experimental results of magnicon tests with a new collector are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


ConferenceParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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