Accession Number : AD0434187


Title :   THE INVESTIGATION OF THE APPLICATION OF MODERN SPARK GAP TECHNIQUES TO HIGH-POWER TRANSMITTER DESIGN


Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept. no. 1, 1 June-1 Dec 1963


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : Dolphin, Jr , L T ; Wickersham, Jr , A F ; Firth, F E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/434187.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : A cheme for generating large amounts of RF power at HF and VHF is proposed. This scheme, adapted from the Marx impulse generator, combines transmitter and antenna into a single unit. Capacitors, charged in parallel and discharged in series, tune with the inductance of their mounting ring to form a resonant circuit at the desired operating frequency. Radiation resistance is the principal dissipative element in the circuit, leading to high efficiency. The capacitors are charged to voltages from 10 to 200 kv, leading to peak powers which conceivably could be as high as 10 to the 4th power to 10 to the 8th power Mw. Pulse widths achievable with the basic structure range from a fraction of a microsecond to a few microseconds.


Descriptors :   *PULSE TRANSMITTERS , ATTENUATION , CAPACITORS , CIRCUITS , DIELECTRICS , ELECTRIC SWITCHES , ENERGY , INDUCTANCE , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , RADIOFREQUENCY POWER , TRANSMISSION LINES


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE