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A design concept for an MMIC (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit) microstrip phased arrayA conceptual design for a microstrip phased array with monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplitude and phase controls is described. The MMIC devices used are 20 GHz variable power amplifiers and variable phase shifters recently developed by NASA contractors for applications in future Ka proposed design, which concept is for a general NxN element array of rectangular lattice geometry. Subarray excitation is incorporated in the MMIC phased array design to reduce the complexity of the beam forming network and the number of MMIC components required.
Document ID
19870019336
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lee, Richard Q. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Smetana, Jerry (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Acosta, Roberto (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Illinois Univ., Proceedings of the Antenna Applications Symposium held in Urbana, Illinois on 17-19 September 1986, Volume 1
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number
AD-P005404
NASA-TM-88834
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.