Accession Number : AD0642143

Title :   FAST MILLIMETER FERRITE LATCHING SWITCH.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Stern,Richard A. ; Agrios,John P.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A latching single-pole double-throw ferrite switch has been designed and fabricated which operates in the 36 GHz frequency region. The switch consists of a folded T, a short slot hybrid and two 90 degrees latching non-reciprocal ferrite phase shifters. The switch exhibits an insertion loss of less than 0.75 db and an isolation of greater than 26 db over the frequency range of 35.9 to 37.0 GHz at a peak power of at least 50 KW. The energy required to switch the microwave energy from one port to the other at a speed of one microsecond is 20 microjoules. The switch has been successfully switched at 40 nanoseconds with a switching energy of approximately 100 microjoules. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAVEGUIDE SWITCHES, MILLIMETER WAVES), MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS, MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, MANGANESE ALLOYS, NICKEL ALLOYS, ZINC ALLOYS, LITHIUM, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS, ADMITTANCE, STANDING WAVE RATIOS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE