Accession Number : ADD010422

Title :   Three Diode Balanced Mixer.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs,Harold ; Dixon,Samuel , Jr

Report Date : 01 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A triple Gunn diode self-oscillating mixer system is shown which can mix signals in the VHF range substantially without introducing any noise and with high input signal power handling cavity and with higher output mixed signal power than conventional, owing to boosted power from more than one microwave cavity. The device is comprised of three self-oscillating Gunn diode cavities connected by 180 deg phase shift coax lines for injection locking. The device handles larger power levels without burnout as compared to conventional mixer devices such as Schottky barrier diodes having nearly 30 times less burnout capacity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gunn diodes, *Oscillators, *Mixers(Electronics), Very high frequency, Millimeter waves, High power, Power levels, Cavities, Low noise, Noise reduction, Low costs, Schematic diagrams, Dielectrics

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE