Accession Number : AD0711354

Title :   GAS SOLID-STATE RECEIVER PROTECTOR AT S BAND.

Descriptive Note : Final development rept. 16 May 66-15 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : MICROWAVE ASSOCIATES INC BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Gregory,John

Report Date : 15 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The report discusses the fundamental approaches considered in the design and development of a 2000 hour life, completely passive, S-band, gas-solid state receiver protector. Factors considered in the development of a passive receiver-protector are gas discharge firing characteristics, leakage spike energy variations resulting from statistical phenomena and development of an intrinsic low energy electron source. Experimental results are reported and it is shown that spike leakage less than .05 ergs and flat leakage less than 30 milliwatts can be readily achieved with the gas-solid state receiver protector. Low insertion loss and complete standby protection are also attractive features of this device. Finally, results of a 2000 hour life test at 100 kilowatts peak power, with intermittent operation at 3 megawatts peak power are reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR RECEIVERS, LIMITERS), S BAND, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, SUPPRESSORS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE