Accession Number : ADD015319

Title :   Planar Gallium Arsenide NPNP Microwave Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 27 Jul 90, Patented 4 Feb 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Newman, Harvey S

Report Date : 04 Feb 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A microwave switch is provided for controlling the transmission of microwave energy in a microstrip transmission line structure. The microwave switch comprises an electrically conducting ground plane in contact with one side of an undoped semiconductor material having on its other side a superlattice of gallium arsenide consisting of a periodic sequence of p- and n-doped gallium arsenide layers. P- and n-type regions are formed integral with and electrically connected to the superlattice, and first and second microstrip transmission lines are electrically connected to respective ones of the n- and p-type regions.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, *MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, ENERGY, GALLIUM, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, INTEGRALS, LAYERS, MATERIALS, MICROWAVES, REGIONS, SEQUENCES, STRUCTURES, SUPERLATTICES, TRANSMISSION LINES, STRIP TRANSMISSION LINES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE