Accession Number : ADD008184

Title :   Thyratron Switch for Narrow Pulses

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weiner,Maurice ; Beattie,William

Report Date : 12 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Narrow pulse modulation (less than four nanoseconds) of millimeter wave tubes will enable radar systems to achieve improved pattern recognition. The modulator has an outer cylindrical return shield surrounding a tetrode thyratron. An inner cylindrical shield connected to the anode provides capacitive energy storage for generating the output pulse when the control grid is triggered. The anode is connected via only a resistance to the direct current supply. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Tetrodes, *Thyratrons, Output, Grids, Shielding, Modulators, Control, Pulses, Energy storage, Millimeter waves, Pulse modulation, Electron tubes, Cylindrical bodies, Pattern recognition, Radar equipment

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE