Accession Number : ADA182608

Title :   Technology Development for Millimeter Wave Phased Arrays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 84-Oct 86,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Schaubert,Daniel H ; Yngvesson,K S ; Pozar,David M ; Jackson,Robert W

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Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : This project investigated architectures, radiators, FET amplifiers and oscillators that could be used in monolithic millimeter wave phased arrays. These investigations contribute to an understanding of the performance of integrated phased arrays. For example, scan blindness associated with surface waves and competition with active components for limited substrate surface area lead to designs with more than one substrate. It has been shown that feed lines can couple electromagnetically to microstrip paths through apertures in an intervening ground plane, and this allows using the beat substrate for each function. Injection locked oscillators using FETs in microstrip and coplanar waveguide circuits were developed as phase controlled sources for transmitter or local oscillators.

Descriptors :   *CIRCUITS, *WAVEGUIDES, *LOCAL OSCILLATORS, *STRIP TRANSMISSION LINES, *AMPLIFIERS, *PHASED ARRAYS, *RADIATORS(GENERAL), CONTROL, FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS, GROUND LEVEL, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MILLIMETER WAVES, OSCILLATORS, PATHS, PLANAR STRUCTURES, SOURCES, SUBSTRATES, SURFACE WAVES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE