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AN/APS-137 inverse synthetic aperture radar system enhancement through gallium arsenide IC insertion
Author(s): S. Sabin; Gary Pierce; David A. Roberts
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Paper Abstract

The use of bipolar GaAs ICs is evaluated with respect to the AN/APS-137 Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) system on the basis of power and size requirements and resolution quality. System upgrades include a software change and other modifications in the receiver weapon-replaceable assembly (WRA). A block diagram of the receiver WRA is given which describes the modified circuitry after the insertion of GaAs ICs. A 250-MHz technology is required to achieve a 200 MHz sampling rate with 80-percent reliability derating, and the GaAs satisfies this requirement. The IC designs are described with particular attention given to the data buffer and delay generator and related operational requirements. It is shown that the two GaAs ASICs using the Standard Gate structure can provide the resolution improvements required for the AN/APS-137 radar ISAR range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1291, Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21003
Show Author Affiliations
S. Sabin, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
Gary Pierce, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
David A. Roberts, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1291:
Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications
Mark P. Bendett; Daniel H. Butler Jr.; Arati Prabhakar; Andrew C. Yang, Editor(s)

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