Accession Number : AD0920487

Title :   ECM Noise Source.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 73-29 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : MAXWELL LABS INC SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mondelli,A. ; Fargo,V. ; Clark,W.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : An investigation of the feasibility of utilizing a cascaded series of pressurized gas spark gaps to achieve output noise signals in X-band is presented. This research is of significance to the Air Force as a means of generating broad-band noise signals for electronic countermeasure applications in the radar area. The pulse-sharpening capability of a series of spark gaps was verified in tests of single-stage and triple-stage cascade systems at repetition rates of < or = 1000 pps. Recommendations for optimization of the system are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Jamming, X band), (*Noise generators, Broadband), (*Waveform generators, Radiofrequency power), (*Pulse generators, Sparks), (*Discharge tubes, Response), Voltage, Pressure, Switching circuits, Nonlinear systems, Gas ionization, Safety, Mathematical models, Air, Argon, Sulfur compounds, Fluorides, Biconical antennas

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE