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A 100-element Schottky diode grid mixer

Hacker, Jonathan B. and Weikle, Robert M., II and Kim, Moonil and Rutledge, David B. (1991) A 100-element Schottky diode grid mixer. In: Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSIS), 1991. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 146-149. ISBN 0780301455 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HACapsis91

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Abstract

The authors present a 100-element planar grid mixer consisting of Schottky beam-lead diodes placed in bow-tie shaped unit cells. Preliminary results show that the reflection coefficient of this grid agrees well with theory. A grid conversion loss of 9.3 dB at 10 GHz has been measured. This grid of Schottky diodes is suitable for use as a quasi-optically coupled mixer. The mixer grid is attractive for millimeter-wave applications because of its low-loss quasi-optical coupling, and because its dynamic range can be increased by a factor of the number of devices in the grid. This is important for SIS (superconductor-insulator-superconductor) receivers where dynamic range is fundamentally limited.


Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© Copyright 1991 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. This research was supported by the Army Research Office and the Northrop Corporation.
Subject Keywords:Schottky-barrier diodes, mixers (circuits), solid-state microwave circuits
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:HACapsis91
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:HACapsis91
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APS.1991.174794
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