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A High Performance, 318 GHz Subharmonic (x3) Balanced Mixer

Authors:
Israel Galin
Abstract:
The 300-3000 GHz sub-millimeter-wave (SM/vIW) spectrum offers ample opportunities for space-borne remote sensing, as reflected in a partial list of US and European planned space missions—for example, SWAS, MLS, MIRO. Because of these opportunities, the current shortfalls of SMMW receiver technology underscore the need for its further advancement. Mixer technology leads the way in facilitating SMMW receiver—consistently exhibiting earlier availability and faster maturity relative to the necessary solid-state local-oscillators (LO), and desirable low-noise amplifiers SMMW technologies. Such an uneven rate of progress has created technology "gaps" in which SMMW receivers often fall victim. This paper describes the developments of a new class of high performance, higher order subharmonic (>×2) mixers uniquely suitable to accommodate the present underdeveloped state of SMMW LO technology.
Categories:
Mixers, Schottky Devices
Year:
1998
Session:
4
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Page Number(s):
181-186