Accession Number : AD0803858

Title :   MICROWAVE NANOSECOND PULSE GENERATOR STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 1 Feb-Aug 66,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Pease, Marshall C. ; Karp, Arthur

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The purpose of this program is the investigation of the feasibility of using certain new techniques for the generation of very short pulses of microwave power with substantial energy per pulse. The ultimate objectives of the program are 20-nanosecond pulses in C band with 1,000 joules per pulse. Task I demonstrated the feasibility of using dielectric tape (Mylar) to obtain operation at high voltage without loss of conversion efficiency. The use of a dielectric material in a spark gap does, of course, increase the holdoff voltage of the gap. Task II has for its purpose the exploration of the effect of using a very rapidly rising voltage pulse to drive the gap.

Descriptors :   (*PULSE GENERATORS, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, C BAND, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, DIELECTRICS, TAPES, WAVEGUIDES, S BAND, L BAND, CAVITY RESONATORS, DISCHARGE TUBES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE