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Millimeter wave monolithic components for sensor applications
Author(s): Thomas C. Ho; K. Pande; S. Chen; J. L. Singer; P. Rice; Jahn Adair; M. Ghahremani
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Paper Abstract

State-of-the-art millimeter-wave monolithic power components have been developed for Ka- and W-band sensor system applications. This paper presents the development and performance of Ka- and W-band power MMIC components. At W-band, the integrated power module using U-band MMIC power amplifiers in conjunction with W-band MMIC doubler shows the highest reported power (95 mW) and gain at 94 GHz. At Ka-band, a four-stage power amplifier exhibited 14.6 dB of linear gain and 300 mW saturated output power at 35 GHz. These power modules are highly stable and suitable for the future millimeter-wave sensor system applications, such as PCN and collision avoidance sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2211, Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves, (19 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183028
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas C. Ho, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
K. Pande, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
S. Chen, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
J. L. Singer, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
P. Rice, Hercules Defense Electronics Systems, Inc. (United States)
Jahn Adair, Hercules Defense Electronics Systems, Inc. (United States)
M. Ghahremani, Hercules Defense Electronics Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2211:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Waves
Mohammed N. Afsar, Editor(s)

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