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.