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MMIC power amplifiers as local oscillator drivers for FIRST
Author(s): Lorene A. Samoska; Todd C. Gaier; Alejandro Peralta; Sander Weinreb; Jean Bruston; Imran Mehdi; Yaochung Chen; Hsin Hsing Liao; Matt Nishimoto; Richard Lai; Huei Wang; Y. C. Leong
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Paper Abstract

The Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared and Sub- millimeter Telescope requires local oscillators well into the terahertz frequency range. The mechanism to realize the local oscillators will involve synthesizers, active multiplier chains (AMC's) with output frequencies from 71 - 112.5 GHz, power amplifiers to amplify the AMC signals, and chains of Schottky diode multipliers to achieve terahertz frequencies. We will present the latest state-of-the-art results on 70 - 115 GHz Monolithic Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuit power amplifier technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393983
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Lorene A. Samoska, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Todd C. Gaier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Alejandro Peralta, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sander Weinreb, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jean Bruston, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Imran Mehdi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Yaochung Chen, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Hsin Hsing Liao, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Matt Nishimoto, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Richard Lai, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Huei Wang, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Y. C. Leong, Univ. of Massachusetts/Amherst (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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