Accession Number : ADD004714

Title :   Plural Loop Spark Gap RF Pulse Radiation Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Van Etten,Paul

Report Date : 24 Jan 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The high-power, short-pulse array is a self-contained radiating oscillator system which radiates a high peak-power pulse of radio frequency energy. The radiated pulses contain only a few cycles of RF and hence it is a short-pulse emitter. The device contains a chain or a series of loops which radiate in phase and each loop has a spark gap. The spark gaps are sequentially fired. The radiated waveform can be a single pulse of RF or a train of RF pulses. The device requires only a high voltage power supply for operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Spark gaps, *Emitters, Radiofrequency pulses, High power, Short pulses, High voltage, Loops, Sequences, Radiators(General)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE