Accession Number:

AD0294901

Title:

AN L-BAND TUNNEL DIODE OSCILLATOR

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Corporate Author:

RADIO CORP OF AMERICA HARRISON N J

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Report Date:

1962-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The inductance of tunnel diodes in a low inductance package and the inductance of dummy structures consisting of strips of copper foil were measured at microwave frequencies in a triplate slotted line having a center conductor 280 mils wide. The indications are that a large portion of the remaining inductance of the present diode package is due to converging currents. A number of diodes having peak currents of 300 to 500 ma were fabricated. Preliminary circuit tests, however, resulted in a maximum power output of 10 mw at 1200 mc which is no greater than that obtained from 200 ma diodes. A circuit combining radial and coaxial line structures was designed. A solid state modulator was developed capable of switching a 25 mw oscillator on and off at audio frequencies. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE