Accession Number : AD0776199

Title :   KA-Band Solid State Local Oscillator for AN/SPN-42 Application.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Hodgson,Bryan A.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A Ka-band local oscillator was developed that provides 16 milliwatts of CW RF power using a solid state Gunn source. The source operates at 33140MHZ plus or minus 0.5MHZ, and will be used in the AN/SPN-42 Carrier Landing System. The local oscillator has been tested over the ambient temperature range -40C to +71C. Over this temperature range it showed a power stability of plus or minus 0.15db, and a frequency stability of plus or minus 900KHZ. It is recommended that the local oscillator be incorporated into an AN/SPN-42 system and evaluated under actual operating conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microwave oscillators, KA band, Gunn effect, Solid state electronics, Gunn diodes, Oscillators, Radar equipment, Carrier landings, Landing aids, Continuous waves

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE