Design, Development and Testing of RF Window for C band 250 kW CW Power Klystron


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Lamba, OS and Kaushik, M and Kumar, S and Jindal, V and Singh, V and Ratan, S and Pal, D and Kant, D and Joshi, LM (2010) Design, Development and Testing of RF Window for C band 250 kW CW Power Klystron. In: 11th IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference (IVEC-2010), May 18-20, 2010, Monterey, California, USA. (Submitted)

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The paper presents the design fabrication and cold testing of vacuum RF window for C-band 250 kW CW power klystron. The electromagnetic simulation of the window has been carried out using the CST microwave studio software. The proposed window is designed for 5 GHz operating frequency for handling 250 kW of RF power. In the proposed window geometry, metallized alumina disc (99.5 % purity) of diameter 56 mm and thickness 1.5 mm is brazed in a cylindrical waveguide of diameter 56 mm. The cylindrical waveguide is terminated to WR 187 waveguide at its both ends. The return loss and insertion loss of the above mentioned window has been found to be –48 dB and 0.05 dB respectively which are well matched with experimental values. The bandwidth of 170 MHz was achieved. The thermal analysis is carried out using ANSYS code. Different temperature profiles are obtained for different values of dielectric loss. The temperature range on the alumina disc surface is found to be 33.7°C – 92.9°C for the dielectric loss of 30.95 watts in the window disc material. Cooling channel designed around the window outside surface for proper cooling of the window by flowing coolant in it. The coolant flow rate changed from 5 to 15 L/min to check the cooling effect with variation of flow rate and found that 5 L/min. flow rate is effective for the structure for cooling the required power dissipation. The window performance has been found satisfactory for microwave transmission.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: RF Window; Klystron; pill-box type; alumina; S -parameters
Subjects: ?? TK ??
Microwave Tubes > Klystrons
Divisions: Microwave Tubes
Depositing User: Mr. Rabin Chatterjee
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 05:03
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 05:03

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