Klystrons, Traveling Wave Tubes, Magnetrons,
 Crossed-Field Amplifiers, and Gyrotrons
FOOD PREPARATION
Inexpensive magnetrons
are used by the millions  in microwave ovens.

FUSION
Megawatt gyrotrons
are being developed​
for science applications.
DEFENSE
Thousands of crossed-field amplifiers are used in Navy AEGIS systems.
I am Dr. A. S. Gilmour, Jr., known by many as Scott.
This website describes my microwave-tube books and training activities 

Klystrons, Traveling Wave Tubes, Magnetrons, 
Crossed-Field Amplifiers, and Gyrotrons
RADAR & SCIENCE
Megawatt klystrons
are used in radars and accelerators.
COMMUNICATIONS
DIRECTV satellites use nearly 100
traveling wave tubes.

What are microwave tubes?
  • powerful microwave signal sources
  • made by a few highly skilled personnel
  • at ~ dozen companies worldwide.
  • They play critical roles in our lives.
What are microwave tubes?

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