Accession Number : ADA193003

Title :   Voltage-Tunable Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : McColl, Malcolm

PDF Url : ADA193003

Report Date : 01 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The incorporation of voltage-tunable reactive elements in microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) would increase the performance, yield, producibility, adaptability, and affordability of these devices. These improvements would be very important for both low-volume applications, (e.g., space communications) and high-volume applications, (e.g., space-based radar). The feasibility of this concept will be explored by means of the computer-aided design and simulation facilities at The Aerospace Corporation. It is anticipated that some laboratory experiments in selected tuning concepts will be conducted. Tunability would broaden the adaptability of a single design to a wider range of frequency and bandwidth applications. Yield and adaptability relate to the ability to produce chips at an affordable cost.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, *MONOLITHIC STRUCTURES(ELECTRONICS), *TUNING, ADAPTATION, BANDWIDTH, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COSTS, FACILITIES, FREQUENCY BANDS, LABORATORY TESTS, PRODUCTION, RADAR EQUIPMENT, SIMULATION, SPACE BASED, SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, VOLUME

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE