Accession Number:

AD0425504

Title:

DIODE, MILLIMETER WAVE TYPE MIXER (3.2 MM).

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 1 June31 Aug 63,

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CORP TIMONIUM MD

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Report Date:

1963-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The object of this program is to develope and evaluate tunnel diodes and point contact diodes for use as mixers at 3.2 millimeters. Preliminary results are presented on a galliumarsenide, phosphor bronze whisker point contact diode mixer having a high IF output 2 - 4 Gc. Background evidence, as well as current measurements, are presented which show the advantages gained by using a high IF as compared to a low IF less than 100 Mc. Poor performance of movable waveguide contacting shorts has initiated the fabrication of electro-formed waveguide. A low impedance variable pulse width-amplitude circuit has been developed for pulse bonding tunnel diode junctions. Several materials are considered for tunnel diodes. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE