Accession Number : AD0443064


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


Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept. no. 2, 1 Dec 1963-1 Jun 1964


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : Dolphin, Jr , Lambert T ; Wickersham, Jr , Arthur F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/443064.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : Novel methods for generating high pulse and CW powers at HF and VHF were suggested several years ago. Calculations indicate that peak powers of at least tens or hundreds of megawatts could be expected. The practical and engineering problems of realizing working transmitters have prompted the research described in this report. Although the ideas are novel and challenging, many practical problems and obstacles to success have been encountered. This report discusses the transmitting devices proposed and research that has been done towards development of practical working models. It is concluded that the techniques remain promising but that careful consideration of engineering problems is essential to success and future application of these devices.


Descriptors :   *RADIO TRANSMITTERS , *RADIOFREQUENCY OSCILLATORS , CAPACITORS , CERAMIC MATERIALS , ELECTRICAL INSULATION , FERRITES , FREQUENCY MULTIPLIERS , HIGH FREQUENCY , OSCILLATORS , RADIOFREQUENCY POWER , SPARKS , VERY HIGH FREQUENCY


Subject Categories : Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE