Accession Number : ADA207535

Title :   Microwave Hardening Technology Development Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Sep 87-31 Oct 88,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON INST FOR GEOSCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Smith, D R ; Smith, Christopher C ; D'Amico, Katy

PDF Url : ADA207535

Report Date : 20 Dec 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report summarizes efforts in the following areas: 1. A series of microwave direct injection tests to determine burnout thresholds and upset effects for fiber-optic system components including light emitting diodes (LEDs) and PIN photodiodes. 2. An examination of the small signal and high power limiting effects of varistor paint material applied to a co-planar waveguide transmission line when injected with microwave pulses, as well as the impact of the paint upon the normal transmission characteristics of the line such as characteristic impedance and loss. If more detailed information is needed on the results of these efforts, two other unpublished reports on the fiber-optics components direct injection tests and the varistor paint limiter study can be requested. keywords: Microwave Hardening; Fiber Optic components; cost benefit analyses; Limiters; Varistors. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVES, *PHOTODIODES, COST ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FIBER OPTICS, HARDENING, HIGH POWER, IMPACT, INJECTION, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, LIMITATIONS, LIMITERS, MATERIALS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS, PAINTS, PIN DIODES, PULSES, SIGNALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRANSMITTANCE, VARISTORS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE