At the request of the Navy, I developed and started giving 5 day "in house" courses on microwave tubes in 1982. The objective of the courses was to help Navy personel to better understand microwave tubes. By better understanding the devices, they would be better able to assess and correct tube performance and, thereby, maintain system operation. These 5 day courses were well received and were presented to industrial, military and academic organizations
"Microwave Tubes" was published by Artech House in 1986 and was based on material developed for those 5 day courses.
This book is considered by many to be a classic and is still available from Artech House.
Again, at the request of the Navy, I developed and started giving extended courses (2 days/month for 4 months with homework and tests) on traveling wave tubes. These were graduate level courses designed to bridge the gap between university offerings and the needs of industry.
"Principles of Traveling Wave Tubes" published by Artech House in 1994 was based on material developed for those courses. this book has been translated to Russian and published in Russia.
This book is also considered by many to be a classic and is still available from Artech House.
Depending on the needs of the customer, I added material on klystrons, crossed-field devices and recently, gyrotrons, to the TWT course. The course continued to be given at the graduate level and continued to bridge the gap between university offerings and the needs of industry.
"Klystrons, Traveling Wave Tubes, Magnetrons, Crossed-Field Amplifiers, and Gyrotrons" was published by Artech House in 2011. This book is based on material that I have developed and used in all of the courses on microwave tubes that I have presented during the past 30 years.
This book has been translated to chinese and published in China. Over 1000 copies have been sold in China.
This book is available from Artech House or booksellers like Amazon.com.