Accession Number : AD0609655

Title :   FAST HIGH POWER MICROWAVE SWITCHES. A SURVEY,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : Vannicola,Vincent C.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Developments in microwave tube technology are rapidly providing power generating capabilities of increased orders of magnitude. Applications for these power levels find their way into microwave systems associated with long range high resolution surveillance, pulse compression, plasma diagnostics, and radiation weaponry. For such applications, it is often necessary to switch the direction of high levels of microwave power in extremely short time intervals. This report discusses most of the switching techniques currently under development which are potentially adaptable for fast switching of high power microwave signals. Comparisons are made with respect to peak power, switching speeds, losses, isolation, external operating power, degree of complexity, and bandwidth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES), (*ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT), RESOLUTION, PULSE COMPRESSION, RADIATION WEAPONS, SIGNALS, BANDWIDTH, RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, ELECTRON BEAMS, WAVEGUIDE SWITCHES, THYRATRONS, CYCLOTRONS, FERRITES, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, LASERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE