Accession Number:

AD0261891

Title:

A HIGH-POWER S-BAND WAFFLE-IRON FILTER

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A description is presented of the design and measured performance of a high-power S-band waffle-iron filter that has a wide, well-matched pass-band with low insertion loss and a wide high-attenuation stop-band free of spurious responses. The high-power waffle-iron filter, fabricated of OFHC copper, consists of 2 pairs of identical parts that can be relatively easily machined. The filter is matched to standard S-band waveguide with stepped transformers. The principal means used to enhance the power-handling capacity of the high-power filter beyond that of the low-power prototype filter are described. The maximum VSWR in the 2.7-4.1 kmc pass-band of the filter is 1.6, and the minimum insertion loss of the 5.3-12.4 kmc stop-band is 45 db. The high-power waffle-iron filter had a power-handling capacity of 2.09 megawatt of peak power without breakdown when the waveguide was pressurized to 30 psi gage. Preliminary measurements on the filter indicated that it could transmit at least 4.5 megawatts of peak power. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE