Asian Journal of Physics Vol 32, Nos 9 – 12 (2023) 463-470

Design and development of radiation cooled Ku-band space TWT for satellite communication

Chirag Mistry, A R Choudhury, A Nagaraju, Suneeta Arya, Pawan Pareek and Sanjay Kumar Ghosh
CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani-333 031, India
Dedicated to Prof B N Basu

Communication satellite technology has been evolving continuously to meet growing demands for high data-rate, video and multimedia content distribution. Traveling-wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) with higher bandwidth, high power and higher efficiency are required for communication applications. In order to meet the requirement, realization of a state-of-the-art Ku-band TWTA is envisaged. This paper presents the complete design and development of a Ku-band TWT delivering output power in excess of 210 W with minimum of 50 dB gain. One prototype TWT with space compatible radiation cooled packaging has been developed and the experimental results are presented. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Helix TWT, Electron gun, Multistage depressed collector (MDC), Slow wave structure, Waveguide coupling, Radiation cooled space TWT.

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