Recent Experimental Results with LASS-Based Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems
ENERGY COMPRESSION RESEARCH CORP SAN DIEGO CA
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This paper describes the design and experimental performance of an ultra-wideband UWB demonstrator sourceantenna system. The system is composed of the following elements 1 a low impedance 14 omega source based on Light Activated Silicon Switches LASS operating in the 50 MW range with a rise-time of less than 100 ps, 2 a rise-time conserving transformer with an impedance ratio in excess of 2001 and a power efficiency of greater than 50, 3 a TEM antenna, 4 a diode laser pumped laser system for light activation, and 5 a receiver for detecting the radiated waveforms.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment