Waveguide Bellows

General Atomics fabricates flexible waveguides from a single piece of aluminum. The flexible regions have deep internal and external corrugations. They are precisely machined to hold a vacuum. Each waveguide bellows has a medium bandwidth and can be designed for multiple-frequency operation. For high average power, flexible waveguides in CuCrZr (copper chromium zirconium) alloy are offered.

63.5 mm vacuum waveguide bellows with 3 cm axial motion. These use different deep corrugation depths to accommodate different frequencies from 100 to 170 GHz. Special couplings to mating waveguides allow longitudinal motion while preventing transverse motion that would cause unwanted mode conversion.

63.5 mm vacuum waveguide bellows with 3 cm axial motion. These use different deep corrugation depths to accommodate different frequencies from 100 to 170 GHz. Special couplings to mating waveguides allow longitudinal motion while preventing transverse motion that would cause unwanted mode conversion.

63.5-mm waveguide vacuum bellows with CuCrZr flexible section for use with high average power

63.5-mm waveguide vacuum bellows with CuCrZr flexible section for use with high average power

Contact

James Anderson
andersonjp@fusion.gat.com
(858) 455-2709

John Doane, GA-MFE Technologies
doane@fusion.gat.com
(657) 500-2001