Thermal Analysis of a Helix TWT Slow-Wave Structure

Chinese Acad. of Sci., Beijing
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (Impact Factor: 2.06). 06/2008; DOI: 10.1109/TED.2008.919536
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT A novel and effective analytical method using ANSYS has been developed for studying the heat-dissipation capability of a helix traveling-wave-tube slow-wave structure (SWS). This method, which is based on calibrating theoretical calculations with experimental data, is able to precisely predict the SWS heat dissipation, thereby reducing material costs and saving time. The consistency and feasibility of this method have been verified by experimental tests on SWSs using copper-plated helices and both BeO and BN support rods.