Accession Number:

ADA639462

Title:

Recent Experimental Results with LASS-Based Ultra-Wideband Radar Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ENERGY COMPRESSION RESEARCH CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE