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Record 34 of 1665
Ka-band MMIC microstrip array for high rate communications
Author and Affiliation:
Lee, R. Q.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Raquet, C. A.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Tolleson, J. B.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sanzgiri, S. M.(Texas Instruments, Inc., McKinney, United States)
Abstract: In a recent technology assessment of alternative communication systems for the space exploration initiative (SEI), Ka-band (18 to 40 GHz) communication technology was identified to meet the mission requirements of telecommunication, navigation, and information management. Compared to the lower frequency bands, Ka-band antennas offer higher gain and broader bandwidths; thus, they are more suitable for high data rate communications. Over the years, NASA has played an important role in monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) phased array technology development, and currently, has an ongoing contract with Texas Instrument (TI) to develop a modular Ka-band MMIC microstrip subarray (NAS3-25718). The TI contract emphasizes MMIC integration technology development and stipulates using existing MMIC devices to minimize the array development cost. The objective of this paper is to present array component technologies and integration techniques used to construct the subarray modules.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1991
Document ID:
19910067718
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A52341
Subject Category: COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 91-3421
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Texas Instruments, Inc.; McKinney, TX, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ANTENNA ARRAYS; EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCIES; INTEGRATED CIRCUITS; MICROSTRIP ANTENNAS; MICROWAVE ANTENNAS; MICROWAVE CIRCUITS; PHASED ARRAYS; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT; NAVIGATION; SPACE COMMUNICATION
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, NASA, and OAI, Conference on Advanced SEI Technologies, Cleveland, OH, Sept. 4-6, 1991. 7 p. Previously announced in STAR as N91-27437.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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