Accession Number : ADA134139

Title :   Analysis of the Performance of the Free Electron Bolometer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Moore,W J ; Newman,H S ; Webb,D C

PDF Url : ADA134139

Report Date : 03 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The free electron bolometer (FEB) can be employed as a rugged, environmentally stable mixer and detector at frequencies above 100 GHz. This record shows how circuitry, material parameters, and operating conditions affect FEB performance. In particular, calculations of the expected noise equivalent power and noise temperature of the device are presented for general bias and IF matching conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bolometers, *Free electrons, *Equations, Performance tests, Infrared radiation, Millimeter waves, Heterodyning, Detection, Noise, Current amplifiers, Intermediate frequency amplifiers, Shot noise, Background noise, Noise reduction, Temperature, Optimization, Bias, Circuits, Local oscillators

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE