Accession Number : AD0760545

Title :   TRAPATT Amplifier for Phased Arrays.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. 24 Jan-24 Sep 72,

Corporate Author : SPERRY RAND RESEARCH CENTER SUDBURY MASS

Personal Author(s) : Grace,Martin I. ; Kroger,Harry ; Pratt,Harold J.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : RIM TECHNICAL REPT. 24 Jan-24 Sep 72,Grace,Martin I. ;Kroger,Harry ;Pratt,Harold J. ;SRRC-CR-72-17F30602-72-C-0202RADCTR-73-26(*microwave amplifiers, *avalanche diodes), phased arrays, broadband, manufacturing, surface properties, finishes, reliability(electronics)*avalanche diodesThe report describes the present status in the design of a broadband CW TRAPATT amplifier in microwave circuit form, whose coaxial analog was originally under Contract F30602-70-C-0110. Progress toward the development of CW devices is described with emphasis on surface degradation effects and approaches toward solving this difficulty. An amplifier broadbanding technique and the use of small-area devices to achieve lower input power thresholds for CW operation are also described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE AMPLIFIERS, *AVALANCHE DIODES), PHASED ARRAYS, BROADBAND, MANUFACTURING, SURFACE PROPERTIES, FINISHES, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE