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Klystrons

L3 EDD is a leader in the high-power klystron market, producing state-of-the-art Clustered Cavity™ klystrons for the wide-band AWACS system. Other L3 high-power klystrons are used for weather radar, scientific research, and air traffic control applications.

L3 EDD manufactures medium-power Klystrons up to 50 kW, both Pulsed and CW, for Radars such as the Hawk and NATO Sea Sparrow systems, troposcatter systems such as the USAF TRC-170, and various SATCOM applications. These klystrons come in air- and liquid-cooled versions, fixed and tunable in frequency, including remote channel tuning, with bandwidths up to 30%.

Klystrons — High-Power Pulsed Products

Model

Frequency Range
(GHz)

Output Power (MW)

Duty
(%)

Instantaneous Bandwidth
(MHz)

Gain
(dB)

Cathode Voltage
(kV)

Cathode Current (Amps)

L5782

2.7 to 3

0.75

0.2

15

50

-60

30

L6068

2.7 to 2.9

1.3

0.12

15

52

-73

40

L6145

9.3

5

0.4

30

50

-135

86

L5822

2.85

5.5

.104

10

46

-127

92

Klystrons — Medium-Power CW Products

Tube Type

Operating Frequency
(GHz)

Output Power
(kW)

Gain
(dB)

Bandwidth
(MHz)

Beam Voltage
(kV)

Beam Current Amps

Cooling

Focusing

L4941

1.40 to 1.50

8.0

35

5.0(-1dB)

14.0

1.76

Liquid

PM

L4313

1.40 to 1.50

13

55

5.0(-1dB)

14.3

1.74

Liquid

Solenoid

L4441

2.322 to 2.331

5.0

35

9.0(-1dB)

12.0

1.4

Liquid

PM

L4857

4.40 to 5.00

1.6

43

14.0(-1dB)

6.9

0.62

Air

PM

L4840

4.40 to 5.00

2.6

43

16.0(-1dB)

7.8

0.77

Air

PM

L4327

9.90 to 10.20

0.5

40

8.0(-1dB)

5.35

0.4

Air

PM

L4369

10.00 to 10.25

2

50

8.0(-1dB)

10.2

1.06

Liquid

PM

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