Accession Number : ADA322103

Title :   Cyclotron Wave Electrostatic and Parametric Amplifiers.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC FUNDAMENTAL PLASMA PROCESSES

Personal Author(s) : Manheimer, Wallace M. ; Ewell, George

PDF Url : ADA322103

Report Date : 28 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Cyclotron wave amplifiers were invented in both the United States and Russia in the late 1950's. While work in the United States was dropped in favor of solid state amplifiers, their development and use continues in Russia. This paper developes the basic theory of these amplifiers for western scientists and engineers, specifies the performance of several sample commercially produced items, and compares performance of these devices with theory. Applications of devices to real world radar systems and the resulting advantages are briefly discussed.

Descriptors :   *PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS, LOW NOISE AMPLIFIERS, SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS, CYCLOTRON WAVES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE