Accession Number : AD0275305

Title :   A WIDE-BAND, SOLID-STATE, HARD LIMITER

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK ORDNANCE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : BROWNLEE,ROBERT R.

Report Date : 09 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : A wide-band, solid-state, hard limiter with unusual dynamic capability is described. The method of limiting employed is a nonlinear process in the form of diode feedback circuits in conjunction with high-gain linear transistor amplifiers. Problems encountered in the design of a limiter are nonlinear, but techniques are derived that enable the engineer to estimate the limiter performance without resorting to computer solutions. Limiters of the form described have obvious application in systems that require elimination of amplitude information. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FEEDBACK AMPLIFIERS, *LIMITERS, DIODES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, TRANSISTORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE