The field of Vacuum Electron Devices and Applications (VEDA) has been going through a period of resurgence over the last few decades. The emergence of bremsstrahlung HPM devices like gyrotrons and vircators has escalated the frequency and power limits of vacuum electron devices (VEDs) to Terahertz and Gigawatt levels. The convergence of microelectronics and vacuum electronics has given rise to vacuum microelectronics devices, which use field-emission cathodes, based on silicon-tip arrays, carbon nanotubes and MEMs. With the advent of MPMs, the traveling-wave tubes continue to be important. Conventional devices like klystrons, magnetrons, triodes, tetrodes, and vacuum switches and interrupters still continue to find wide civil and military applications. In fact, the availability of advanced, fully three-dimensional simulation codes, advanced materials, precision fabrication and processing technology has added new dimensions to the performance of the conventional microwave tubes to a level unsurpassable in the near future by solid state devices.
The VED community has also grown significantly over the years both in our country and abroad. It has long been felt that the community in our country ought to have constituted a forum for the exchange of ideas through regular interactions via newsletters, meetings, workshops, symposia, etc.
With this in view, Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications Society (VEDAS) was formed on 31 October 2004 to bring together the fraternity under the canopy of a society. The Society has been registered with the Registrar of Societies, Bangalore. Some of the activities to be promoted by VEDAS are:
Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society (VEDAS)
We invite the professionals working in the following areas as well as in related fields to join VEDAS:
Vacuum Electronic Devices & Applications Society
Fellow: Any engineering graduate or masters in science with 10 years of professional experience in Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications and/or allied field of work may apply for becoming a Fellow of the Society.
Member: (i) Any engineering graduate or masters in science or doctoral student in engineering or science in subjects allied to Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications may apply for becoming a Member of the Society; OR (ii) Any engineering diploma holder
or graduate in science with 10 years of professional experience in Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications and/or allied field of work may apply for becoming a Member of the Society.
Associate Member: Any engineering diploma holder or graduate in science, OR any student pursuing post graduation in science may apply for becoming an Associate Member of the Society.
Organisational Member: Any Organisation involved in the R&D and production in vacuum electronic devices, applications and/or allied areas may apply for becoming an Organisational Member of the Society.