Accession Number:

AD0691234

Title:

STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDY OF SOLID-STATE MICROWAVE GENERATORS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

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Report Date:

1969-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The report presents a survey of the state of the art of solid-state microwave generators operating at frequencies in the range 1 to 100 GHz as reported in the literature as of 1 September 1968. The devices discussed include avalanche transit-time diodes, Gunn effect diodes, limited space-charge accumulation diodes, transistor oscillators, varactor multipliers, and tunnel diode oscillators. The basic physical principles of operation of the avalanche transit-time, Gunn, and LSA diodes are presented in some detail. The continuous-wave output powers available from varactor harmonic generators are shown to predominate in the range of 1 to 10 GHz. In the frequency range 10 to 100 GHz, the avalanche transit-time diode is presently superior to its competitors, especially in continuous-wave operation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE