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Fast, Space Qualified 3000 V Modulator for a Cloud Profiling Radar

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dc.contributor.author Haque, Inam U.
dc.contributor.author Harvey, Wayne
dc.contributor.author Duong, Johnny
dc.contributor.author Packard, Roy
dc.contributor.author Ispirian, Julie
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-28T15:00:59Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-28T15:00:59Z
dc.date.issued 2005-04-20
dc.identifier.citation The sixth International Vacuum Electronics Conference: IVEC 2005, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, April 20-22, 2005 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0432
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39399
dc.description.abstract Cloudsat’s Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) delivers a 2 kW of RF pulse using an extended Interaction Klystron (EIK). 'To drive such an EIK, it was necessary to develop a -16.3 kV High Voltage Power Supply (HVPS) and a Focus Electrode Modulator (FEM), floating at Cathode potential to turn the EIK's Beam on and off -45V to -3kV with respect to the Cathode. This paper describes the design approach for the FEM and its performance at EM and Flight Configuration. In author’s opinion it a simple but universal approach which allow designer to achieve greater flexibility and freedom in designing high swinging space qualifiable FEM. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 200841 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005 en
dc.subject Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) en
dc.subject CloudSat en
dc.subject clouds en
dc.subject vertical profiling en
dc.title Fast, Space Qualified 3000 V Modulator for a Cloud Profiling Radar en
dc.type Preprint en


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