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A Novel V-Shaped Microstrip Meander-Line Slow-Wave Structure for W-band MMPM

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8 Author(s)
Fei Shen ; Vacuum Electronics National Laboratory, School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China ; Yanyu Wei ; Hairong Yin ; Yubin Gong
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In this paper, a novel V-shaped microstrip meander-line slow-wave structure (SWS) is proposed for use in a low-voltage high-efficiency wide-bandwidth miniature millimeter-wave traveling-wave tube (TWT). The electromagnetic characteristics and the interaction between the sheet electron beam and slow wave in this SWS are obtained by utilizing the CST Microwave Studio and Particle Studio codes, respectively. From our calculations, it is predicted that, at a beam voltage of 3.7 kV and a beam current of 100 mA, an output power greater than 30 W can be obtained ranging from 75 to 100 GHz, and this V-shaped microstrip meander-line TWT will be helpful for a W-band millimeter-wave power module.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 2 )