Accession Number:

ADD007977

Title:

High Power Microwave Integrated Circuit Receiver Protector with Integral Sensitivity Time Control.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-04

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This document discloses PIN diodes of decreasing base region thicknesses, wherein the thickest base region diode functions as a quasi-active limiter with turn-on bias supplied by detected RF current in a Schottky barrier diode with a discharge resistor providing fast recovery and the thinnest base region PIN diode being a zero bias punch-through type, with a dc sensitivity time control, functioning as a passive limiter during transmit and controlled attenuator during receive provides an improved radar receiver protector circuit. The operation of the PIN diode is enhanced by a unique mounting on a gold-plated copper puck in the circuit board and tuning the signal leads to the diode. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE