A LAMINAR SUBSIDIARY RESONANCE LIMITER.
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ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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A laminar subsidiary resonance limiter that reduces the threshold power level for limiting by an order of magnitude was developed. The design was derived from a computer investigation of the effects of ferrite demagnetizing factors on threshold power level for ferromagnetic limiting. Minimum threshold power level is achieved when the demagnetizing factor in the direction of the applied dc biasing field is zero. This occurs only in a needle geometry. Multiple needles are required to provide sufficient ferromagnetic material for effective limiting. A laminar design consisting of alternate ferromagnetic and dielectric rods is used to obtain dc magnetic field isolation between the ferrite rods. This design gives the desired magnetic field demagnetizing factors while providing a dominant mode propagation path for the microwave signal. An X-band limiter was developed. It consists of 11 rectangular YIG rods separated by dielectric rods of the same dimensions and mounted on the narrow side of RG-52U X-band waveguide. A combination of polycrystalline YIG and single-crystal YIG rods is used to increase the dynamic range of the limiter. The waveguide structure also effectively eliminates high-loss magnetostatic modes. The limiter has threshold power of 2.8 watts and a dynamic range of 30 dB. The insertion loss is less than 0.5 dB over the frequency range of 8.5 to 9.4 GHz. Author
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