Magnetron High Power System Design

Alberto Leggieri (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" & SIT Sordina IORT Technologies, Italy); Davide Passi (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy); Giuseppe Felici and Silvia De Stefano (SIT Sordina IORT Technologies, Italy); Franco Di Paolo (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)

This paper describes the design of an X-Band Magnetron to Linear Accelerator (LINAC) High Power Transfer System consisting in an 8 resonant cavities Magnetron connected to a dedicated vacuum Dielectric Window (DW). A main analytical design of devices is shown with compact formulas and is followed by numerical optimization. Electromagnetic and Thermo-mechanical coupling between these devices is described, particular attention has been given to the Magnetron power coupling and DW matching. A Multiphysics modeling is proposed to consider thermal-structural effects due to the cathode heating for the Magnetron and the Joule effect for the DW. Thermal induced degradation of the device performances are estimated and proper materials and shapes are chosen in order to ensure the desired behavior of the system in operative conditions. The proposed study provided the evaluation of the Magnetron Working Points and DW Scattering parameters in Thermo-mechanical operative conditions. Technological strategies for device coupling are shown.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation- Systems, Science and Technology- IJSSST V16

Published: Feb 28, 2015

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.16.01.03