Electrical and Computer Engineering ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 5-13-2017


Simulation of a Band-Agile Coaxial Backward-Wave Oscillator (BACoRBWO) pro- duced a device that is tunable to operate in two distinct bands: L-band (1.4GHz) at 1.9GW with an efficiency of 26%, and C-band (4.2GHz) at 1.1GW with an efficiency of 15%. The device does not perform as expected based on existing literature; how- ever the end result is not necessarily undesirable. The need for further exploration of the discrepancies between contemporary literature and our findings notwithstanding, this device operates well enough of its own accord to merit additional study.

Document Type




Degree Name

Electrical Engineering

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Department Name

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Committee Member (Chair)

Dr. Jane Lehr

Second Committee Member

Dr. Edl Schamiloglu

Third Committee Member

Dr. Peter Mardahl