Accession Number : AD0804844

Title :   PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS FOR ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE RADAR SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1, 18 Mar-18 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTS LAB DEER PARK NY

Personal Author(s) : Allen, C. ; Lombardo, P. ; Okwit, S.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Design criteria are presented for the attainment of high-performance, low-cost parametric amplifiers for application to electronically steerable radar systems. A detailed comparison is made between the single-diode and balanced parametric amplifier configurations in order to establish optimum parameter requirements. It is shown that the balanced parametric amplifier offers the greatest potential for achieving the overall requirements of this program. The balanced paramp approach requires a varactor quality factor (M) of 15 to 20 GHz, and a corresponding idler frequency from 11.6 to 14 GHz. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR EQUIPMENT), (*PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS, ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, VARACTOR DIODES, S BAND, WAVEGUIDE CIRCULATORS, BANDWIDTH, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, STRIP TRANSMISSION LINES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE