Traveling Wave Tubes

Photonis’ tubes are used for electronic countermeasures, radar applications, airborne military platforms, rack mount amplifiers, communications and SatCom systems.

Superior performance across multiple bands
Long-lasting helix-type tubes
Can be customized and designed for specific requirements
Features power-free focusing
Superior performance with greater reliability

DESCRIPTION

Since their invention in the early 1940’s Photonis and its predecessors have been designing and manufacturing helix-type Traveling Wave Tubes for numerous defense applications. These helix-type traveling wave tubes are constructed using the industry standard of metal-ceramic and feature rare-earth periodic permanent magnets for power-free focusing. Many of Photonis’ tubes are used for electronic countermeasures, radar applications, airborne military platforms, rack mount amplifiers, communications and SatCom systems. For these applications, Photonis has designed their various Traveling Wave Tubes to be conduction cooled for reliable operation in high altitude and temperature environments. Photonis offers a variety of CW, Pulsed, Narrow and Wide Band TWTs that can be customized to meet specific application requirements. Explore our Traveling Wave Tube offerings below. If you would like to discuss creating a custom tube for your requirement or have questions please contact us to speak with a TWT specialist. 

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CW Traveling Wave Tubes

CW Traveling Wave Tubes
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CW TWT

Photonis Defense has years of experience creating custom designed CW Traveling Wave Tubes that meet specific application requirements. Contact us today to speak with a specialist to discuss your project. 

Features: 

  • Helix-type Traveling Wave Tube (TWT)
  • Designed to perform in severe temperature and altitude environments
  • Can be customized and designed for specific system requirements
  • Offers superior wide-band performance
  • Utilizes rare earth periodic permanent magnets for power-free focusing

 

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Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes

Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes
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Mini TWT

Photonis Defense has years of experience creating custom designed Miniature Traveling Wave Tubes that meet specific application requirements. Contact us today to speak with a specialist to discuss your project. 

Features: 

  • Long-lasting helix-type TWTs
  • Conduction cooled for low temp operation
  • Superior wide-band and narrow band performance
  • Rare-earth periodic permanent magnets
  • Integrated into Photonis' Microwave Power Modules (MPMs)

 

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MM Wave Traveling Wave Tubes

MM Wave Traveling Wave Tubes
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MM Wave TWT

Photonis Defense has years of experience creating custom designed MM Wave Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) that meet specific application requirements. Contact us today to speak with a specialist to discuss your project. 

Features: 

  • Operates in the millimeter wave microwave frequency
  • Power free focusing using rare-earth periodic permanent magnets
  • Standard and custom configurations available
  • Lightweight, rugged devices
  • Covers both wide and narrow band wavelengths

 

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Pulsed Traveling Wave Tubes

Pulsed Traveling Wave Tubes
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Pulsed TWTs

Photonis Defense has years of experience creating custom-designed Pulsed Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) that meet specific application requirements. Contact us today to speak with a specialist to discuss your project. 

Features: 

  • Specifically tailored to operate in the pulse mode
  • Features power-free focusing
  • Standard and custom options and configurations available
  • Durable and long-lasting devices
  • Superior wide-band performance

 

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Tailored to your Requirements

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We offer over 80 years of experience in designing and manufacturing Traveling Wave Tubes to help you create a product perfectly suited for your unique requirement. 

 

Photonis has been manufacturing Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs) since their invention in the early 1940s and has worked with numerous companies creating innovative amplifier solutions for electronic countermeasures, radar applications, and many more applications. Our TWT specialists are available via email, phone or video conference to speak with you about creating a microwave power module custom-tailored to your specific requirements. 

 

Click the button below to schedule a time to meet with one of our specialists to get started on your project! 

 

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DOCUMENTATION

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Are you looking for a specification sheet or paper? Documents like these and more are available in the Photonis Resource Center. 

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