Microwave Tubes Division, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, India
*Corresponding author: Vishnu Srivastava, Microwave Tubes Division, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani-333031, Rajasthan, India
Submission: May 23, 2018; Published: July 12, 2018
ISSN 2640-9739Volume1 Issue1
Development activities addressed to 0.22THz centre frequency is of significant importance for ultra wideband communication and remote sensing because of the available atmospheric spectral window over a band from 0.20THz to 0.30THz. 0.22THz planar TWT of output power more than 100W, gain more than 30dB, and bandwidth more than 30GHz is designed for high data rate wireless communication, imaging and remote sensing. Planar TWT is designed using a rectangular sheet electron beam of beam voltage 20kV and beam current 100mA, and of beam size 100m (thickness) x 600m (width). A planar staggered double vane loaded rectangular waveguide slow-wave structure (SDV-SWS) of broad bandwidth, high impedance and low circuit loss is designed for the 0.22THz TWT. Planar structure is used because it is compatible for sheet beam operation and it is also easy to fabricate using MEMS technologies. Large signal analysis code SUNRAY-P, developed to determine RF performance of a planar TWT with sheet beam, is used to design the 0.22THz 100W TWT with sever, couplers and phase velocity taper. WR-3 rectangular waveguide of size 864m x 432m is used for the input and the output couplers.
Keywords: Slow Wave Structure; Terahertz Amplifier; Planar Traveling Wave Tube; UWB Communication; Vacuum Microelectronic Devices; Spectroscopy; Wide bandwidth; Medical imaging; Remote sensing; Planetary exploration; Kinetic energy; Wireless communication; Depressed collector; Staggering factor; Rectangular tunnel; High power amplifier; Staggered double-vane rectangular waveguide