Date of Award

5-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Igor Alexeff

Committee Members

J. D. Tillman

Abstract

The Orbitron MASER is a device which can be used to generate R.F. radiation. This device has been operated for many years as a gas filled pulsed device. This thesis describes a brief history, design and operation of several steady-state, hot cathode Orbitron MASER. It also touches on a pulsed Orbitron MASER and the effects the hot cathode has on the radial electric field profile. A detailed derivation of emission frequency, gain and saturation is given in Appendix.

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