Accession Number : ADD010424

Title :   Stripline Transformer Adapted for Inexpensive Construction.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Levy,Stephen

Report Date : 27 Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This invention relates generally to pulse generation and, more particularly, to an apparatus and method for generating pulse waveforms utilizing inexpensive, lightweight and expendable devices. Inexpensive pulser transformers are required in a variety of applications, some of which are used by the military. Such military applications include remotely piloted vehicle and laser target designations which require a short-term, high energy pulse which is reproducible at a relatively high repetition rate. A stripline transformer pulse generator includes a flat ribbon multiple conductor cable and a ground plane of electrically conductive material placed side-by-side and wound together in a coil to form a transformer. The extremities of at least some of the conductors are joined in parallel and connected to a load. A voltage supply and switch connected between the ground plane and one end of the cable brings about charging and discharging of the device.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Pulse transformers, *Waveform generators, Pulse generators, Multiconductor cables, Electric conductors, Lightweight, Low costs, Electric discharges, Electric charge, Construction, High energy, Reproducibility, Repetition rate, Military applications, Remotely piloted vehicles, Laser target designators

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE