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Inverted slot-mode slow-wave structures for traveling-wave tubes

Christie, V Latha and Kumar, Lalit and Balakrishnan, N (2007) Inverted slot-mode slow-wave structures for traveling-wave tubes. In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 55 (6). pp. 1112-1117.

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The dispersion and impedance characteristics of an inverted slot-mode (ISM) slow-wave structure computed by three different techniques, i.e., an analytical model based on a periodic quasi-TEM approach, an equivalent-circuit model, and 3-D electromagnetic simulation are obtained and compared. The comparison was carried out for three different slot-mode structures at S-, C-, and X-bands. The approach was also validated with experimental measurements on a practical X-band ISM traveling-wave tube. The design of ferruleless ISM slow-wave structures, both in circular and rectangular formats, has also been proposed and the predicted dispersion characteristics for these two geometries are compared with 3-D simulation and cold-test measurements. The impedance characteristics for all three designs are also compared.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26271

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