Patents Examined by T. E. De Boer
  • Patent number: 4482816
    Abstract: A pulse circuit forms part of a radar transmitter in which a pulse forming network is used to generate a high current pulse at relatively low voltage and to feed it via a transformer to a magnetron which operates at typically 30 kV. A number of pulse forming networks are connected in parallel and are discharged by respective thyristors. The outputs of the pulse forming networks are combined so as to provide a low voltage pulse (of the order of 600 volts) having sufficient power to drive a radar transmitter. The pulse forming networks must each be capable of handling very large current and must have characteristics which are identical to each other. To enable these requirements to be met, each pulse forming network includes an inductor which is formed as a coiled thin conductive layer lying on the surface of an electrically insulating board. It is formed by printed circuit board techniques and a mirror image coil is formed on both sides of a double sided printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: The Marconi Company Limited
    Inventors: Robert Richardson, Anthony T. Barker