Experimental Validation of Phase Velocity and Interaction Impedance of Meander-Line Slow-Wave Structures for Space Traveling-Wave Tubes

Socuellamos, Juan and Dionisio, Roberto and Letizia, Rosa and Paoloni, Claudio (2021) Experimental Validation of Phase Velocity and Interaction Impedance of Meander-Line Slow-Wave Structures for Space Traveling-Wave Tubes. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 69 (4). pp. 2148-2154. ISSN 0018-9480

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Abstract

Meander lines are promising slow-wave structures (SWSs) for millimeter-wave traveling-wave tubes (TWTs) due to low-cost manufacture, low-voltage operation, and high interaction impedance. However, experimental results on meander lines are rare in the literature. Phase velocity and interaction impedance are the most important parameters for the design and characterization of TWT SWSs. Their experimental determination in meander lines is crucial for validating simulations and developing new topologies. Based on a new theoretical model, this article presents an experimental procedure to determine the phase velocity and the interaction impedance. The method is validated on four different Ka-band (33–37 GHz) meander-line SWSs, including two of a novel topology

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