The 8 GHz, 25 kW, Test Facility

This facility is expressly used to test microwave components at relatively low power levels.

Main Characteristics

Nominal frequency

8 GHz

RF Source

Klystron

Specific RF Power

25 kW

Number of Sources

1

Maximum Pulse Length

1 s

Minimum Duty Cycle

1/600

The RF output is directly in a standard WR 137 rectangular waveguide

The facility uses a CW klystron amplifier whose caracteristics are in the following table.

25 kW Klystron Main Characteristics

Type

VA 876

Manufacturer

Varian Ass.es

Output Power

16.5 - 8.5 kW (CW)

Output Frequency

7.1 - 8.5 GHz

Cavities

5

Beam Voltage

25 kV

Beam Current

4 A


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