Accession Number:

ADA063488

Title:

High Speed A/D Converters Systems Applications Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

TRW DEFENSE AND SPACE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of a 6 month study of the Navys present and future needs in high speed AD converters, and the AD converter technologies that have potential to fill those needs. System requirements are examined in communications, radar, opticalIR, EWELINT, and sonar systems. Generic requirements and specific systems are discussed along with projections to future system high speed AD converter needs. Five AD converter technologies, development requirements, and potential for satisfying the Navys systems high speed AD needs are examined. The technologies covered are silicon bipolar, gallium arsenide FET, gallium arsenide TEDFET, Josephson junction, and electro-optical. The report concludes with a summary of the Navys present and future needs in high speed AD converters, and the potential and developmental requirements of the five AD technologies. Recommendations are made for developments of AD converters using existing technology and AD technology developments. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE