Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes

Photonis Defense has been manufacturing Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) since their invention in the early 1940s. The company began making Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes in 1972 and developed the first micro TWT in the early 1980s.

Support applications from approximately 2 to 37 GHz
Provide high power amplification across specific frequency ranges
Ideal for portable and mobile applications where SWaP is considered

Technical information

PART
NUMBER
FREQUENCY
(GHz)
OUTPUT
POWER
(WATTS)
GAIN (dB) CATHODE
VOLTAGE
(KV)
COLLECTOR VOLTAGE
(KV)
CATHODE Current (AMPS)
2169 7.0-17.5 22 47 -3.90 -1.95 0.115
2223 9.45-10.55 70 55 -4.20 -2.10 0.125
2233 14.35-15.55 70 55 -4.50 -2.25 0.126
2268 8.0-18.0 20 37 -3.90 -1.95 0.115
2279 14.0-14.5 75 60 -4.70 -2.35 0.130
2315 7.5-16.0 70 40 -5.20 -2.5, -3.1 0.160
2320 9.7-15.4 50 47 -4.30 -2.20 0.150
2414 6.0-18.0 100 31 -6.35 -3.18 0.215
2438 2.0-6.0 150 30 -3.00 5-Stage 0.220
2441 6.0-18.0 70 60 -4.30 5-Stage 0.160
2443 6.0-18.0 100* 38 -4.30 -2.15 0.165

 

Description

Photonis Defense was one of the first to introduce metal-to-ceramic construction to the industry which is now considered the standard. They where also the first to apply fast warm-up technology to Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes in a production environment. Photonis manufactures helix-type TWTs with periodic permanent magnet (PPM) focusing providing excellent broadband performance. The majority of Photonis TWTs are conduction cooled.

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Mini Traveling Wave Tubes

Documentation

Brochure

Microwave Power Products(PDF file, 522.83 KB)

Specifications

Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes(PDF file, 166.4 KB)

Related Applications

Electronic Counter Measures
Electronic Warfare
RF Generation (Defence)
Defence Communication

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