Accession Number : AD0780031

Title :   High Energy High Duty Pulser.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 73-Feb 74.

Corporate Author : RCA MISSILE AND SURFACE RADAR DIV MOORESTOWN N J

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 272

Abstract : The report presents the results of a one year in-depth study on achieving a high peak energy and high average power pulser. Design objectives are for a 2.5 gigawatt peak power/10 megawatt average power pulser supplying 20 microsecond pulses at 200 pulses per second. An artificial line type modulator with hydrogen thyratron switch tubes was chosen for the pulser design. Emphasis was placed on selection of the type of switching device (hydrogen thyratrons versus spark gaps versus solid state versus mercury pool switches, etc.), and on selection of a particular device of the chosen type. Hydrogen thyratrons were chosen over competing types of switches because suitable types are available 'off the shelf', whereas all of the competing types require some development work to meet the requirements. A sample pulser design, using the KU-275 hydrogen thyratron, is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pulse generators, Thyratrons, Hydrogen, High power, Short pulses, Switches, Modulators, Safety

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE