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Low-cost high-performance W-band LNA MMICs for millimeter-wave imaging

Case, Michael G. and Pobanz, Carl and Weinreb, Sander and Matloubian, Mehran and Hu, Ming and Wetzel, Michael and Janke, Paul and Ngo, Catherine (2000) Low-cost high-performance W-band LNA MMICs for millimeter-wave imaging. In: Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4032. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 89-96. ISBN 9780819436580.

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The main limitation to the sensitivity of a radiometer or imager is its equivalent noise temperatures, T_e. Placing a low noise amplifier (LNA) at a radiometer's front end can dramatically reduce T_e. LNA performance has steadily improved over recent years, and here we report on a W-band LNA with the lowest T_e measured at room temperature. Furthermore, we present statistical RF data showing high yield and consistency for future high volume production that is needed for commercial radiometric imaging array applications such as security screening, aircraft landing, and other systems.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was supported by Trex Enterprises, San Diego, California through contract with the U. S. Army Research Laboratory (DAAL01-94-C-0100). The authors wish to thank Joe Galliano and Trex Enterprises for their kind permission to share this technical information.
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Army Research LaboratoryDAAL01-94-C-0100
Subject Keywords:InP, MMIC, W-band, Millimeter-Wave, Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA)
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4032
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Official Citation:Michael G. Case, Carl W. Pobanz, Sander Weinreb, Mehran Matloubian, Ming Hu, Michael Wetzel, Paul Janke, Catherine M. H. Ngo, "Low-cost high-performance W-band LNA MMICs for millimeter-wave imaging," Proc. SPIE 4032, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology IV, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391824
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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