Multipactor in Microwave Transmission Systems Using Quadrature Phase-Shift Keying
Journal article, 2010

A numerical simulation analysis is made of the effect of signal transmission using the quadrature phase-shift keying of a constant-amplitude RF carrier wave on the initiation of multipactor breakdown in RF devices operating under close-to-vacuum conditions. It is found that this form of signal modulation has a suppressing effect on the growth of the multipactor electron avalanche that depends on the parameters of the system. However, for technically realistic values of signal and phase-shift frequencies, the effect is found to be small.

discharges

multipactor

Microwave breakdown

wave-guides

breakdown

modes

QPSK

Author

V. Semenov

Russian Academy of Sciences

M. Buyanova

Russian Academy of Sciences

Dan Anderson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Non-Linear Electrodynamics

Mietek Lisak

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Non-Linear Electrodynamics

Richard Udiljak

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Non-Linear Electrodynamics

J. Puech

CNES Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

0093-3813 (ISSN)

Vol. 38 4 915-922

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

DOI

10.1109/TPS.2010.2040610

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4/16/2018