|"JOURNAL OF RADIOELECTRONICS" N 10, 1999|
Cyclotron Wave Electrostatic Amplifier
Vladimir A. Vanke
Radio Atmospheric Science Center, Kyoto University, Japan
Physics principles of a new type of microwave input amplifiers are described. Cyclotron wave electrostatic amplifier (CWESA) has a low noise level, broad band, switchable gain, super high self-protection against microwave overloads, rapid recovery and small DC consumption. CWESAs are widely used in Russian pulse Doppler radars and other systems.