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New developments for integrated Schottky receivers in the terahertz regime
Author(s): Jonathan R. Hoh; Christopher E. Groppi; Jose V. Siles
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Paper Abstract

Here we present the preliminary and final designs of a low-mass, low-power, highly integrated Schottky diode based coherent receiver system suitable for deployment on cubesat or other small satellite platforms. Currently, coherent Schottky receivers are far too large and consume too much power to be considered for deployment on any smaller forms of space-based satellites. Using an already existing design for a modular 520-600 GHz receiver designed at JPL, we have used novel packaging methods to condense this receiver into an integrated system. This integrated receiver has shown to have a volume and power consumption significantly smaller than the current state of the art. We will further present the designs of a similar integrated receiver for the first excited state of water vapor operating at the 1040-1200 GHz range. Finally, we discuss future plans for the combined mixer system and its potential for use in cubesat interferometry systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 1070817 (31 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312927
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Jonathan R. Hoh, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Christopher E. Groppi, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Jose V. Siles, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10708:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Jian-Rong Gao, Editor(s)

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