Accession Number:

AD0262709

Title:

THE RUBY MASER. A PRACTICAL MICROWAVE AMPLIFIER

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MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The ruby maser is shown to be a stable, reliable, low-noise microwave amplifier. Results indicate that performance improvements up to 14 db can easily be obtained. Test results of an engineering and development program to package the maser for use in a radio telescope demonstrated the feasibility of using the ruby maser as a compact, practical, and dependable field unit. The masers theory of operation is discussed and its potential use for ground surveillance, missile and satellite tracking, and space communications is described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE