Modern Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Power Electronics
April 2005, Wiley-IEEE Press
While both vacuum and solid-state electronics continue to evolve and provide unique solutions, emerging commercial and military applications that call for higher power and higher frequencies to accommodate massive volumes of transmitted data are the natural domain of vacuum electronics technology. Modern Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Power Electronics provides systems designers, engineers, and researchers-especially those with primarily solid-state training-with a thoroughly up-to-date survey of the rich field of microwave vacuum electronic device (MVED) technology.
This book familiarizes the R&D and academic communities with
the capabilities and limitations of MVED and highlights the
exciting scientific breakthroughs of the past decade that are
dramatically increasing the compactness, efficiency,
cost-effectiveness, and reliability of this entire class of
This comprehensive text explores a wide range of topics:
- Traveling-wave tubes, which form the backbone of satellite and airborne communications, as well as of military electronic countermeasures systems
- Microfabricated MVEDs and advanced electron beam sources
- Klystrons, gyro-amplifiers, and crossed-field devices
- "Virtual prototyping" of MVEDs via advanced 3-D computational models
- High-Power Microwave (HPM) sources
- Next-generation microwave structures and circuits
- How to achieve linear amplification
- Advanced materials technologies for MVEDs
- A Web site appendix providing a step-by-step walk-through of a typical MVED design process
SPECIAL NOTE: All of the editors' royalties realized from the sale of this book will fund the future research and publication activities of graduate students in the vacuum electronics field.
Foreword by Baruch Levush.
List of Contributors.
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview.
Chapter 2. Historical Highlights.
Chapter 3. Klystrons.
Chapter 4. Traveling Waves Tubes (TWTs).
Chapter 5. Gyro-Amplifiers.
Chapter 6. Crossed-Field Devices.
Chapter 7. Microfabricated MVEDs.
Chapter 8. Advanced Electron Beam Sources.
Chapter 9. How to Achieve Linear Amplification.
Chapter 10. Computational Modeling.
Chapter 11. Next-Generation Microwave Structures and Circuits.
Chapter 12. Advanced Materials Technologies for MVEDs.
Chapter 13. High Power Microwave (HPM) Sources.
Chapter 14. Affordable Manufacturing.
Chapter 15. Emerging Applications and Future Possibilities.
About the Editors.
JOHN H. BOOSKE, PhD, is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has published over ninety peer-reviewed journal articles and has received the University of Wisconsin's prestigious Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Vilas Associates Award for research excellence.
NEVILLE C. LUHMANN Jr., PhD, is a professor in the departments of Applied Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California at Davis. He won the 1994 Robert L. Woods/DoD Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics.
GREGORY S. NUSINOVICH, PhD, is a Fellow of the IEEE and a senior research scientist with the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland at College Park.
"Expected to be in high demand due to its specialized in-depth coverage and easy to read style, plus the fact that little else is out there on this in one volume." (E-STREAMS, November 2006)
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