Accession Number : ADA133279

Title :   Considerations for Choosing Microwave Transistors in High Power Shipboard Search Radars.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Meixner,R P

PDF Url : ADA133279

Report Date : 30 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Critical technical considerations for choosing microwave transistors for search radar transmitters are addressed along with review of some basic design and purchasing problems. Some guidelines for achieving reliable designs are given along with a procedure called Thermal Rieke diagrams for presenting impedance, power and temperature dependencies. AN/TPS-59 experience is outlined along with observations concerning expected transistor costs as a fraction of total transmitter costs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Search radar, *Radar transmitters, *Transistor amplifiers, *Power amplifiers, Microwave equipment, Solid state electronics, Impedance matching, High power, Costs, Transmitters, Transistors

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE