Accession Number : AD0615650

Title :   NANOSECOND PULSE TECHNIQUES,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Fanuele,Michael A.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : As part of a USAECOM program to study the feasibility of applying high resolution techniques to combat surveillance radars, selected electronic switching devices capable of generating nanosecond pulses were investigated and certain operational characteristics determined. These devices were: hydrogen thyratrons, switching transistors, avalanche transistors, and snap-off diodes. Pulses were generated down to one nanosecond at pulse repetition frequencies up to 50 megacycles. Hydrogen thyratrons and avalanche transistors were used in modulators to produce RF pulses approximately ten nanoseconds wide. Further investigations into the various schemes for developing nanosecond pulses are recommended as well as efforts toward development of additional nanosecond pulse techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PULSE GENERATORS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*TARGET ACQUISITION, RADAR), THYRATRONS, TRANSISTORS, SWITCHING CIRCUITS, DIODES, RADIOFREQUENCY PULSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE