Using numerical simulation, the operating mode of a relativistic Cherenkov microwave generator of the twistronic type has been demonstrated. The generator includes an electrodynamic system based on a backward-wave oscillator and modulating reflector with nonmonotonous, highly nonuniform energy exchange along the length of the system. The efficiency of power conversion from the electron beam to electromagnetic radiation is 56%, and the electronic efficiency is 66%. For an accelerating voltage of 340 kV and an electron beam current of 3.3 kA, the simulated generation power is 630 MW at a frequency of 9.7 GHz and a guiding magnetic field of 2.2 T.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)