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MMIC power amplifiers as local oscillator drivers for FIRST

Samoska, L. and Gaier, T. and Peralta, A. and Weinreb, S. and Bruston, J. and Mehdi, I. and Chen, Y. C. and Liao, H. H. and Nishimoto, M. and Lai, R. and Wang, H. and Leong, Y. C. (2000) MMIC power amplifiers as local oscillator drivers for FIRST. In: UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4013. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 275-284. ISBN 9780819436382. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180801-133517366

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Abstract

The Heterodyne Instrument for the Far-Infrared and Sub- millimeter Telescope requires local oscillators well into the terahertz frequency range. The mechanism to realize the local oscillators will involve synthesizers, active multiplier chains (AMC's) with output frequencies from 71 - 112.5 GHz, power amplifiers to amplify the AMC signals, and chains of Schottky diode multipliers to achieve terahertz frequencies. We will present the latest state-of-the-art results on 70 - 115 GHz Monolithic Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuit power amplifier technology.


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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was carried out in part by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We acknowledge Neal Erickson of UMass for supplemental amplifier measurements, and Peter Bruneau of JPL for magic tee fabrication.
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Subject Keywords:Power amplifiers, MMIC, local oscillators, terahertz, FIRST, HIFI, millimeter-wave, 100 GHz, PHEMT
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Official Citation:Lorene A. Samoska, Todd C. Gaier, Alejandro Peralta, Sander Weinreb, Jean Bruston, Imran Mehdi, Yaochung Chen, Hsin Hsing Liao, Matt Nishimoto, Richard Lai, Huei Wang, Y. C. Leong, "MMIC power amplifiers as local oscillator drivers for FIRST", Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393983; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.393983
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