Accession Number : AD0616264

Title :   WIDEBAND IF ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TIME DELAY TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for May 63-Nov 64,

Corporate Author : PHILCO CORP BLUE BELL PA

Personal Author(s) : Kraft,Max A. ; Measor,A. B. ; Middlestead,R.

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : A modification to the network, the all-pass half-lattice network was studied for its variable time delay properties and implemented to obtain time delay variation of 72 nanoseconds in excess of a constant delay. Twenty sections were cascaded to obtain the delay variation. The controlled elements were 2 capacitors and 3 resistors. The cascade could be switched from one delay state to a second delay state within 10 microseconds. The signal bandwidth goal was 20 Mc. The signal bandwidth achieved was 40 Mc, the band extending from 20 Mc to 60 Mc. An all-pass resistance-capacitance section was developed, providing a simpler control of the time delay. A variable voltage applied to a varactor was the complete control mechanism for the section. A total of 18 sections were cascaded to demonstrate the feasibility of the technique. A time delay variation of 23 nanoseconds was available with a switching time of 5 microseconds to change the delay state. The signal bandwidth obtained exceeded that of the lattice network approach. A bandwidth of 65 Mc, the band extending from 15 Mc to 80 Mc, was achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DELAY CIRCUITS, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS), BROADBAND, INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCIES, NETWORKS, VARACTOR DIODES, TUNED CIRCUITS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, VARIABLE RESISTORS, VARIABLE CAPACITORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE