Experimental study of microwave pulse compression using a five-fold helically corrugated waveguide

Liang Zhang, Sergey V. Mishakin, Wenlong He, Sergey V. Samsonov, Michael McStravick, Gregory G. Denisov, Adrian W. Cross, Vladimir L. Bratman, Colin G. Whyte, Craig W. Robertson, Alan R. Young, Kevin Ronald, Alan D. R. Phelps

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Abstract

This paper presents the experimental study of microwave pulse compression using a five-fold helically corrugated waveguide. In the experiment, the maximum power compression ratio of 25.2 was achieved by compressing an input microwave pulse of 80 ns duration and 9.65 GHz to 9.05 GHz frequency swept range into a 1.6 ns Gaussian-envelope pulse. For an average input power of 5.8 kW generated by a conventional traveling wave tube, a peak pulse output power of 144.8 kW was measured corresponding to an energy efficiency of 66.3%.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7027876
Pages (from-to)1090-1096
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume63
Issue number3
Early online date30 Jan 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2015

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Keywords

  • Helically corrugated waveguides (HCWs)
  • microwave pulse compression
  • mode coupling

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Experimental study of microwave pulse compression using a five-fold helically corrugated waveguide. / Zhang, Liang; Mishakin, Sergey V.; He, Wenlong; Samsonov, Sergey V.; McStravick, Michael; Denisov, Gregory G.; Cross, Adrian W.; Bratman, Vladimir L.; Whyte, Colin G.; Robertson, Craig W.; Young, Alan R.; Ronald, Kevin; Phelps, Alan D. R.

In: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques , Vol. 63, No. 3, 7027876, 30.01.2015, p. 1090-1096.

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