The purpose of this paper is to present a 2.5-dimensional (2.5-D) frequency-domain nonlinear computer model for the beam-wave interaction of coupled-cavity traveling wave tubes (CC-TWTs).
MKK (proposed by Malykhin, Konnov, and Komarov) equivalent circuit model is used to describe the coupled-cavity slow-wave structure. And the losses are taken into account in the MKK equivalent circuit. Instead of one-dimensional (1-D) disk model, the electron beam is divided into a set of discrete rays and the electron dynamics are treated using the three-dimensional (3-D) Lorentz force equations.
The simulated result obtained show that the computer model can give a good predict for CC-TWTs in V-band.
The computer model is capable of treating nonlinear problems. Compared with particle-in-cell simulation, the 2.5-D frequency-domain computer model spends less time. Besides, the 3-D electron trajectory can be used to design high-efficiency collectors for CC-TWTs.
The computer model is able to simulate nonlinear problems of coupled-cavity TWT faster.
Bai, C., Li, J. and Hu, Y. (2014), "A 2.5-D frequency-domain nonlinear computer model of coupled-cavity traveling wave tubes", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 33 No. 5, pp. 1777-1793. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-09-2012-0156Download as .RIS
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