High Power, Solid State RF Pulse Generators.
Patent Application, Filed 12 Jun 89,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A high power, solid state burst generator for producing RF pulses includes a plurality of transmission lines, such as coaxial cables, having one end connected across a load via a plurality of photoconductive switches, one for each line. The other end of the transmission lines are terminated in open ends and connected to a to a charging DC voltage. One set of lines is connected to a positive DC voltage V while the other set is connected to a negative DC voltage -V. A laser is coupled to one end of a plurality of fiber optic lines, each having a different length, for simultaneously launching switch pulses thereon. The other ends of the fiber optic lines are each coupled to a different one of the photoconductive switches for closing and opening the switches in a sequential fashion such that the lines are sequentially discharged through the load to generate a cyclic series of pulses. Patent applications. rh
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