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Demonstration of a series array interferometer logic (SAIL) superconductive digital circuit
Author(s): Karen E. Yokoyama; Steve Schwarzbek; Roger A. Davidheiser; Jerome A. Luine; Neal Schneier
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Paper Abstract

TRW is developing High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) electronics to dramatically improve the performance of space- based communications systems. These systems demand high speed analog-to-digital converters, high speed digital multiplexers, and quadriphase modulation of rf carrier signals. TRW has demonstrated an HTS high-speed multiplexer and a digital phase modulator that operates at microwave frequencies. The latter is the fundamental building block of a Quadriphase Modulator Exciter (QME). TRW has also developed an HTS cryogenic packaging subsystem which uses a commercially available palm-sized cryocooler. This package represents the first demonstration of an HTS self-supporting system. Package verification tests revealed that the package is capable of supporting high speed I/O and demonstrates reliable connectivity through multiple interfaces. The successful operation of a digital phase modulator has been demonstrated with this package.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2160, Superconductive Devices and Circuits, (2 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.181006
Show Author Affiliations
Karen E. Yokoyama, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Steve Schwarzbek, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Roger A. Davidheiser, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Jerome A. Luine, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Neal Schneier, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2160:
Superconductive Devices and Circuits
Robert A. Buhrman; John T. Clarke; Ken Daly; Roger H. Koch; Jerome A. Luine; Randy W. Simon, Editor(s)

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