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Spurious-response suppression characterization of space qualified millimeter wave mixers: a distributed and parasitic effects approach
Author(s): S. A. Kosmopoulos
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Paper Abstract

In millimeter wave space communication applications, where packaged devices are usually involved for enviromental and EMS protection reasons, distributed and parasitic effects become important for the design and performance evaluation of frequency translating mixers. Hence, the accuracy of the ususally adapted ideal exponential resistive diode-based mixer model is considered to be not adequate for the prediction of the spiurious-response suppression related to such millimeter wave frequency converters. In this paper the effects of parasitic and distributed diode capacitances in a single-tone spurious products evaluation for space qualified mixers, are investigated for frequencies up to 120 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1576, 16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 157622 (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2297787
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S. A. Kosmopoulos, Space Engineering S.r.l. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1576:
16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Minh Quang Tran, Editor(s)

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