Accession Number : AD0164662

Title :   Single Cycle Transmitter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Edward A. ; Rasmussen,John E. ; Stahmann,James R.

Report Date : 12 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent describes a single cycle transmitter at low and very low frequencies which operates with an electrically short antenna. The transmitter produces an extremely short pulse of approximately one cycle duration. In response to a trigger signal, the transmitter's thyratron directly switches the antenna driving voltage, producing the first half cycle of a radiation pulse. The second half cycle is produced when diodes conduct. During this time, the thyratron deionizes, cutting off radiation.

Descriptors :   *Radio transmitters, *Patents, Very low frequency, Low frequency, Pulses, Radiation, Thyratrons, Semiconductor diodes, Pulse generators

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE