Travelling Wave Tube Fabrication

Our Travelling Wave Tube (TWT) Fabrication Laboratory features many state-of-the-art facilities. A TWT is a specialized vacuum tube that is used in electronics to amplify radio frequency signals in the microwave range. The TWT belongs to a category of "linear beam" tubes, such as the klystron, in which the radio wave is amplified by absorbing power from a beam of electrons as it passes down the tube.

Our facilities are divided into Slow Wave Structure Microfabrication and Electron Gun Assembly facilities.

Slow Wave Structure Microfabrication

  • CNC Milling
  • UV-LIGA
  • Vacuum Leakage Detector
  • Diffusion Bonding Vacuum Furnace
  • High Precision Laser Welding

Electron Gun Assembly

  • Clean Room Class 1000
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • HV Power Supples