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Iterative methods for stagger-tuning multiclavity klystron amplifiers. Isaacs, Albert Thomas


This thesis describes the theoretical adjustment of the tuning of multicavity klystron amplifiers for prescribed frequency response. The method used is an iterative process developed at Stanford University in 1952. The purpose of the investigation was to test the applicability of the iterative method to the design of microwave amplifiers. The rational function representation of klystron amplifier response is described and it is shown that for physical realizability the zeros of transmission must be dependent on the poles of transmission. An iterative numerical method is developed for simultaneously fulfilling the prescribed response conditions and the physical realizability condition. Illustrative numerical designs of four- and five cavity klystron amplifier tuning are given which verify the method.

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