Accession Number : AD0747050

Title :   High-Efficiency Solid State Microwave Amplifier.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 4 Jun 71-4 Mar 72,

Corporate Author : SPERRY RAND RESEARCH CENTER SUDBURY MASS

Personal Author(s) : Grace,Martin I. ; Kroger,Harry ; Potter,Curtis N. ; Telio,Jacques

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The report describes the design and development of a wideband TRAPATT amplifier in a microstrip configuration. This development was guided by both the original development of a coaxial wideband TRAPATT amplifier as well as the concurrent development of an analytical theory for the TRAPATT amplifier. Performance of microstrip amplifier was found to be essentially the same as for coaxial amplifiers: 8dB gain over an 8% bandwidth. S-band TRAPATT oscillators were demonstrated with 10 W output for 20 microsec. pulses. The phase response of TRAPATT amplifiers was shown to be relatively independent of the particular choice of active devices selected from a given run of diodes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES), (*RADAR EQUIPMENT, MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS), PHASED ARRAYS, S BAND, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE