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dc.contributor.advisorNattrass, H. L.
dc.creatorSchumann, Erwin Wilhelm.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-14T16:28:58Z
dc.date.available2012-10-14T16:28:58Z
dc.date.created1988
dc.date.issued1988
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/6903
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)-University of Natal, Durban, 1988.en
dc.description.abstractThough declining in popularity over the last decade, the magnetron still has applications where portable high power is needed. This study examines the predicted performance of cylindrical microwave magnetrons using analytic lumped-spoke models based on the energy conservation principle. The analytic approach is still favoured when small computer systems are used and the overall performance of the tube is to be predicted. The magnetron elements are examined and the role they play in the overall device performance analysed. Simplified representations of these elements are used to construct a complete magnetron model. The Hartree threshold condition is reexamined and a new, more accurate analytic formulation proposed. This formulation is based on electric field strengths at the base of the magnetron spoke. The effect of the space charge on the threshold condition is included. Spoke current has been evaluated at the edge of the Brillouin hub. The resulting anode- cathode voltage performance predictions are consistent with measured results. A computer program has been written to analyse the performance predicted by this model. Models proposed by other authors are examined, and compared to this model. The resulting model has been tested by comparing predicted results to the measured performance of four slot-and-hole magnetrons. To facilitate accurate magnetron testing, a new automated triple-stub high power microwave load has been developed. The load operates at a peak power of IMW from 2,7-3,OGHZ, and allows the change of the VSWR to any value along any path within the VSWR=I, 5: I circle. The development of the triple tuner and termination is discussed in detail. A new waterload configuration which has the advantage of simple construction yet good matching characteristics is presented. Automated measurement of pulling figure and construction of Rieke diagrams is discussed. The accuracy of the complete load is compared to conventional loads currently in service in the tube industry.en
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dc.subjectMagnetrons--Mathematical models.en
dc.subjectMagnetrons--Testing.en
dc.subjectMicrowave devices.en
dc.subjectTheses--Electronic engineering.en
dc.titleModelling and testing microwave magnetrons.en
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