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ECE 498 AF3 - Microwave Vacuum Power Elec

Spring 2021

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Microwave Vacuum Power Electronics. This is an undergraduate/graduate level course in modern microwave vacuum power electronics (microwave tubes). This course will present the theoretical concepts used in the design of klystrons, traveling-wave amplifiers, magnetrons, and gyrotrons. The course will also discuss relevant aspects of associated technologies such as high-voltage electron guns, thermionic cathodes, depressed collectors, magnets, and ultrahigh vacuum technology. The course will focus on the design of high performance tubes developed for specific applications such as satellite communications, radar, radio astronomy, particle accelerators, and industrial plasmas. Topics include noise and distortion in amplifiers, recent research trends, and advances in simulation codes. Prerequisites: Credit in ECE 340 and 350. This course can be taken synchronously or asynchronously.

Related Faculty

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Microwave Vacuum Power ElecAF333960OLC31500 - 1550 M W F    Arne Fliflet