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Fabrication of W-band TWT for 5G small cells backhaul

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Publication date24/04/2017
Number of pages2
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventInternational Vacuum Electronics Conference 2017 - London
Duration: 24/04/201726/04/2017
http://www.ivec2017.org

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ConferenceInternational Vacuum Electronics Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleIVEC2017
Period24/04/1726/04/17
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Abstract

The W-band (92 - 95 GHz) Traveling Wave Tube enabling the first Point to multipoint millimeter wave backhaul wireless network is in final phase of fabrication. The challenge is to build a TWT suitable for large volume fabrication to satisfy the cost constraints of network operators. Performances are targeted to provide coverage on sectors up to 90° with 1 km range. Simulations demonstrate a bandwidth of operation in excess of 5 GHz with a saturated output power of 40 W. The TWT is directly connected to a sector horn antenna.