Accession Number : AD0680240

Title :   THIN FILM MICROCIRCUITS FOR ROCKETSONDE.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 4 (Final), 1 Jun 65-1 Jun 67,

Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD HILLER CORP GERMANTOWN MD SPACE AND ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Patton,B. J.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Results of the study of thin film microcircuits application to radiosonde circuits for the AN/AMQ-23 (XE-1) rocketsonde are summarized. The design, processing, and resultant properties of tantalum thin film resistors and capacitors are described and evaluated. Both components were found applicable to rocketsonde circuits. The application of thin film techniques to specific circuits (blocking oscillators, solid state commutator, and r-f section) is discussed. A blocking oscillator was successfully fabricated. A thin film equivalent of the solid state commutator was designed but proved to be impractical from the standpoint of simplicity and economy. The portions of the r-f section amenable to thin film techniques were not sufficient to warrant further development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *RADIOSONDES), TANTALUM, FILMS, MICROELECTRONICS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, RESISTORS, TANTALUM CAPACITORS, OSCILLATORS, ELECTRONIC COMMUTATORS, FREQUENCY MULTIPLIERS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE