Accession Number : AD0163671

Title :   Diode-Switched RF Attenuator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Maxwell,Donald E. ; Mazzochi,Roger W.

Report Date : 29 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent describes bypass and attenuation paths which are provided through respectively switched diodes. The diodes in the bypass path are turned on in response to direct current of one polarity, and off in response to the opposite polarity, and conversely for the diodes in the attenuate path. Filters are provided to exclude direct current from the bypass and attenuation paths, and to exclude RF from the source of direct current. Equalizers and compensators associated with each path allow phase-shift and attenuation to be accurately adjusted.

Descriptors :   (*ATTENUATORS, RADIOFREQUENCY), (*PATENTS, ATTENUATORS), ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE