Accession Number:

AD0602758

Title:

A TUNABLE TUNNEL-DIODE CONVERTER,

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Corporate Author:

SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-WEST MOUNTAIN VIEW CALIF ELECTRONIC DEFENSE LABS

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Report Date:

1964-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Mechanically tunable tunnel-diode converters were developed which cover the 1.0-to 6.0-Gc frequency range in four bands. Tunnel-diode oscillators are used with separate backward tunnel-diode mixers to achieve low noise figure performance that rivals conventional crystal mixers. The oscillators employ a novel cavity-stabilization technique to obtain a high degree of frequency stability with temperature, bias, and load variations. Design considerations and detailed performance characteristics are presented for an S-band tunnel-diode oscillator and an S-band backward tunnel-diode mixer. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE