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Developments of a W-band gyro-TWA for high PRF operation

He, W. and Donaldson, C. R. and Zhang, L. and McElhinney, P. and Garner, J. and Ronald, K. and Cross, A. W. and Phelps, A. D. R. (2016) Developments of a W-band gyro-TWA for high PRF operation. In: 2015 8th UK, Europe, China Millimeter Waves and THz Technology Workshop, UCMMT 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway. ISBN 9781467374347

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    Abstract

    Latest developments of a gyrotron travelling wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) with a helically corrugated waveguide and a cusp electron gun for operation over a bandwidth of 90-100 GHz at a high pulse repetition rate (5 kHz) are presented. Performance upgrades of the input coupler, pulsed power system and beam collector with water-cooling capability were realized for the high power wide band gyro-TWA.