Accession Number : ADD002530

Title :   Serrodyne Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Benton,Noel B

Report Date : 20 Apr 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a serrodyne generator providing a constant peak amplitude sawtooth signal wherein a voltage controlled multivibrator (VCM) determines the frequency at which a capacitor is discharged with the VCM frequency being varied by a common sweep signal. In order to maintain a constant amplitude, the current source for the capacitor is swept at the same rate as the VCM by the common sweep signal. The serrodyne generator is used for electronic countermeasures applications.

Descriptors :   *Signal generators, *Patents, Frequency modulation, Electronic countermeasures, Sawtooth waveforms, Waveform generators

Subject Categories : Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE