Accession Number : ADD014172

Title :   High Power, Solid State RF Pulse Generators.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 12 Jun 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bovino, Lawrence J ; Weiner, Maurice ; Kim, Anderson H

Report Date : 12 Jun 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A high power, solid state burst generator for producing RF pulses includes a plurality of transmission lines, such as coaxial cables, having one end connected across a load via a plurality of photoconductive switches, one for each line. The other end of the transmission lines are terminated in open ends and connected to a to a charging DC voltage. One set of lines is connected to a positive DC voltage +V while the other set is connected to a negative DC voltage -V. A laser is coupled to one end of a plurality of fiber optic lines, each having a different length, for simultaneously launching switch pulses thereon. The other ends of the fiber optic lines are each coupled to a different one of the photoconductive switches for closing and opening the switches in a sequential fashion such that the lines are sequentially discharged through the load to generate a cyclic series of pulses. Patent applications. (rh)

Descriptors :   *COAXIAL CABLES, *ELECTRIC SWITCHES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY, *TRANSMISSION LINES, CYCLES, DIRECT CURRENT, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, HIGH POWER, LASERS, LAUNCHING, OPENING(PROCESS), PULSES, RADIOFREQUENCY, SWITCHES, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE