The input gap voltage of a klystron
Following the discovery that several large-signal klystron programs did not agree on the value of the RF voltage at the input gap of a klystron, the question was examined afresh. Available textbooks were found to make restrictive assumptions about matching and/or tuning of the input cavity, assumptions which are no longer acceptable. A formula was derived, in terms of cold test parameters and drive power, that correctly apportions the power between dissipation, reflection, and loading, thereby determining the RF gap voltage.
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
- Pub Date:
- November 1985
- Electric Potential;
- Electrical Resistance;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering