Accession Number : ADD007945

Title :   Electronically Tuned Gunn Oscillator and Mixer Including the Same.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dixon,Samuel , Jr

Report Date : 05 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The millimeter and submillimeter wavelength oscillator includes a Gunn diode coupled to a hole in a ferrite image waveguide in such a way that a portion of the waveguide acts as a resonant cavity, and oscillation results. A coil surrounding the portion of the waveguide has a variable dc current applied to it to variably magnetize the waveguide and hence correspondingly vary the oscillator frequency. By applying an RF signal to the Gunn diode, the oscillator frequency can be mixed with the RF to yield heterodyne or intermediate frequencies.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Microwave oscillators, *Gunn effect, *Mixers(Electronics), Millimeter waves, Electric coils, Heterodyning

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE