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Bulk avalanche semiconductor switches (BASS) for high-resolution ultrawideband radar (UWBR) applications
Author(s): Heikki I. Helava; Michael H. Herman; Charles S. Leung; Jeffrey A. Oicles; Larry O. Ragle; Susan C. Wessman; R. Aaron Falk; Jeff C. Adams; Stephen J. Davis
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Paper Abstract

The specific source requirements of UWB Radars have been difficult to meet with existing microwave sources. BASS provides a technology which makes long range, high resolution UWB Radars feasible. The high peak power and burst rate capability of BASS-based microwave generators when combined with their exceptional reliability, temporal, amplitude and spectral stability results in an ideal source for UWB Radar applications. We demonstrate the unique capabilities of the BASS technology in the following discussion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1875, Ultrahigh Resolution Radar, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145525
Show Author Affiliations
Heikki I. Helava, Power Spectra, Inc. (United States)
Michael H. Herman, Power Spectra, Inc. (United States)
Charles S. Leung, Power Spectra, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey A. Oicles, Power Spectra, Inc. (United States)
Larry O. Ragle, Power Spectra, Inc. (United States)
Susan C. Wessman, Power Spectra, Inc. (United States)
R. Aaron Falk, Boeing Defense and Space Group (United States)
Jeff C. Adams, Boeing Defense and Space Group (United States)
Stephen J. Davis, NTC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1875:
Ultrahigh Resolution Radar
Roger S. Vickers, Editor(s)

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