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High Power K Sub a -band Transmitter for Planetary Radar and Spacecraft UplinkA proposed conceptual design of a 400 kW continuous wave (CW)K sub a band transmitter and associated microwave components to be used for planetary radar and serve as a prototype for future spacecraft uplinks is discussed. System requirements for such a transmitter are presented. Performance of the proposed high-power millimeter wave tube, the gyroklystron is discussed. Parameters of the proposed power amplifier, beam supply, and monitor and control devices are also presented. Microwave transmission line components consisting of signal monitoring devices, signal filtering devices, and an overmoded corrugated feed are discussed. Finally, an assessment of the state of the art technology to meet the system requirements is given and possible areas of difficulty are summarized.
Document ID
19840024554
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Bhanji, A. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hoppe, D. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hartop, R. W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stone, E. W. (Varian Associates, Inc. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Imbriale, W. A. (Varian Associates, Inc. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Stone, D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.)
Caplan, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 15, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: The Telecommun. and Data Acquisition Rept.
Subject Category
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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