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Experimental test of a W-band gyro-TWA for cloud radar applications

He, W. and Donaldson, C. R. and Zhang, L. and McElhinney, P. and Yin, H. and Garner, J. R. and Ronald, K. and Cross, A. W. and Phelps, A. D.R. (2016) Experimental test of a W-band gyro-TWA for cloud radar applications. In: 2016 46th European Microwave Conference (EuMC). IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 1099-1102. ISBN 9782874870439

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    Abstract

    In this paper initial experimental results of a W-band gyrotron travelling wave amplifier (gyro-TWA) which is upgraded to operate at a high pulse repetitive frequency of 2 kHz will be presented. The gyro-TWA based on a helically corrugated interaction region and cusp electron beam source can output a maximum power of 5 kW at its centre frequency of ∼94 GHz with an instantaneous frequency bandwidth of 10 GHz. The design, upgrade and performance of the amplifier and its components will be presented.