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Integrated Circuit Radar And Radiometric Sensors
Author(s): C. R. Seashore
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Paper Abstract

The use of integrated circuit techniques for millimeter wave transducers has now moved from a research curiosity to an engineering discipline. Microstrip is the preferred transmission media to demonstrate a wide variety of RF component functions. For applications involving precision weapon systems, a soft substrate is preferred since it provides lower cost, improved survivability, and functional versatility when compared with the traditional hard candidates such as quartz. The MESFET is rapidly emerging as a key building block for monolithic supercomponents up to a frequency of approximately 40 GHz. Both planar and conformal antennas are being developed again based on a soft substrate with photolithographic processing. The marriage of planar integrated circuit transceivers with thin, planar antennas is providing a new generation of low cost, producible and miniature millimeter wave transducers for demanding systems requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0544, Millimeter Wave Technology III, (24 October 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948274
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C. R. Seashore, Honeywell Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0544:
Millimeter Wave Technology III
James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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