Title High Power Microwave Tubes, Volume 2
Subtitle Basics and Trends
Author Vishal Kesari, B.N. Basu
ISBN 9781681747057
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No of pages 110
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
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Volume 2 of the book begins with chapter 6, in which we have taken up conventional MWTs (such as TWTs, klystrons, including multi-cavity and multi-beam klystrons, klystron variants including reflex klystron, IOT, EIK, EIO and twystron, and crossed-field tubes, namely, magnetron, CFA and carcinotron). In chapter 7, we have taken up fast-wave tubes (such as gyrotron, gyro-BWO, gyro-klystron, gyro-TWT, CARM, SWCA, hybrid gyro-tubes and peniotron). In chapter 8, we discuss vacuum microelectronic tubes (such as klystrino module, THz gyrotron and clinotron BWO); plasma-assisted tubes (such as PWT, plasma-filled TWT, BWO, including PASOTRON, and gyrotron); and HPM (high power microwave) tubes (such as relativistic TWT, relativistic BWO, RELTRON (variant of relativistic klystron), relativistic magnetron, high power Cerenkov tubes including SWO, RDG or orotron, MWCG and MWDG, bremsstrahlung radiation type tube, namely, vircator, and M-type tube MILO). In Chapter 9, we provide handy information about the frequency and power ranges of common MWTs, although more such information is provided at relevant places in the rest of the book as and where necessary. Chapter 10 is an epilogue that sums up the authors’ attempt to bring out the various aspects of the basics of and trends in high power MWTs.





Author biographies

Chapter 6: Qualitative description of conventional and familiar microwave tubes • Travelling-wave tubes • Phenomenological description • Wideband performance • Efficiency considerations • Thermal management and output power • Backward-wave excitation, its suppression and role of attenuators • Extension of the design to the millimeter-wave regime • RF input/output couplers • Control of gain and phase variations • Requirement of space qualification • Dual-mode operation • Performance improvement by external means • Backward-wave oscillator • Klystrons • Two-cavity klystron • Multi-cavity klystron • Multi-beam klystron (MBK) • Klystron variants • Reflex klystron • Inductive output tube • Extended interaction klystron (EIK) • Extended interaction oscillator (EIO) • Twystron • Crossed-field tubes • Magnetron • Crossed-field amplifier (CFA) and carcinotron • References

Chapter 7: Fast-wave tubes • Cyclotron resonance maser (CRM) and Weibel instabilities • Gyrotron • Higher beam-harmonic operation • Mode selectivity • Gyro-backward-wave oscillator • Gyro-klystron • Gyro-travelling-wave tube • Grazing intersection • Cyclotron auto-resonance maser (CARM) • Slow-wave cyclotron amplifier (SWCA) • Hybrid gyro-tubes • Peniotron • References

Chapter 8: Vacuum microelectronic, plasma-filled and high power microwave (HPM) tubes • Vacuum microelectronic (VME) MWTs • Vacuum microelectronic (VME) technology • Typical vacuum-microelectronic (VME) MWTs • Plasma-filled MWTs • Plasma-cathode electron (PCE) gun • Typical plasma-filled MWTs • High power microwave (HPM) MWTs • Relativistic MWTs • Some other high power Cerenkov tubes • Vircator—bremsstrahlung radiation HPM tube • MILO—M-type HPM tube requiring no external magnetic field • References

Chapter 9: Frequency and power ranges of common microwave tubes • References

Chapter 10: Epilogue

About the Authors:

Vishal Kesari received an MSc (Physics) degree from Purvanchal University, India, and a PhD (Electronics Engineering) degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) (now known as IIT-BHU), India, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He has worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre of Advanced Study, Electronics Engineering Department, IT BHU, and significantly contributed to sponsored research projects at the Centre of Research in Microwave Tubes, IT-BHU. He served as a lecturer at the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India, and the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India, before joining as a scientist at the Microwave Tube Research and Development Centre, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Bengaluru, India. His research interests include microwave and millimeter-wave vacuum electronic devices. He has authored two books: (i) Analysis of Disc-loaded Circular Waveguides for Wideband Gyro-TWTs (Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co., Germany, 2009), and (ii) High Power Microwave Tubes: Basics and Trends (IOP Concise Physics; Morgan & Claypool Publishers, London, 2018) (with B N Basu as the co-author), and numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has, to his credit, a number of international and departmental level awards including the DRDO Young Scientist Award, 2012. He has acted as a reviewer for various peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a life member of the Vacuum Electronic Devices and Application Society, India.

B.N. Basu received B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD degrees from the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, Calcutta University in 1965, 1966 and 1976, respectively. He served several organizations in India: RIT, Jamshedpur; CSIR-CEERI, Pilani; DRDO-DLRL, Hyderabad; IT-BHU, Varanasi; IFTM University, Moradabad; and SKFGI, Mankundu. He took visiting assignments abroad at Lancaster University, UK; Seoul National University, Korea; and KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. He was the CSIR Distinguished Visiting Scientist at CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, and Consultant at DRDO-MTRDC, Bengaluru. He played a pivotal role in establishing MOUs (i) between the Department of Electronics Engineering, BHU and CSIR-CEERI, Pilani; (ii) between Seoul National University and CSIR-CEERI, Pilani; and (iii) between SKFGI, Mankundu and CSIR-CEERI, Pilani. He was President of the Vacuum Electron Devices and Application Society, Bengaluru. He has authored (or co-authored) more than a hundred research papers in journals of international repute (including 37 in IEEE Transactions) and six monograph chapters in the area of microwave tubes. He has authored four books: (i) Electromagnetic Theory and Applications in Beam-Wave Electronics (World Scientific, Singapore/New Jersey/London/Hong Kong, 1996) (ii) Technical Writing (Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 2007), (iii) Engineering Electromagnetics Essentials (Universities Press, Hyderabad, 2015) (distributed by Orient Blackswan, India) and (iv) High Power Microwave Tubes: Basics and Trends (IOP Concise Physics; Morgan & Claypool Publishers, London, 2018) (with Vishal Kesari as the co-author). He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications and he guest-edited a Special Issue on Microwave Tubes and Applications: Issue 17, Vol 31, 2017 of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (Taylor and Francis publication). He served on the Technical Committee on Vacuum Electronic Devices of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He is a recipient of the SVC Aiya Memorial Award of IETE, Lifetime Achievement Award of the Vacuum Electronic Devices and Application Society, India and ISM Microwave Pioneer Award, Bengaluru.

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Students majoring in Electrical engineering and Electronics & communications engineering.


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