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Miniature Packaging Concept for LNAs in the 200-300 GHz RangeIn this work, we describe new miniaturized low noise amplifier modules which we developed for incorporation in small-scale satellites or Cubesats, and which exhibit similar or better performance compared to previously reported LNAs in the literature. We have targeted the WR4 (170-260 GHz) and WR3 (220-325 GHz) waveguide bands for the module development. The modules include two different methods of E-plane probes which have been developed for low loss, and stability at high frequencies. MMIC LNAs were also developed for these frequency ranges and fabricated in Northrop Grumman Corporation's 35 nm InP HEMT technology, and we have experimentally verified that noise performance is lower than reported in prior work. The best results include a miniature LNA module with 550K noise at 224 GHz, and a wideband LNA module with 15 dB gain from 230-280 GHz.
Document ID
20170007098
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Samoska, Lorene (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Fung, Andy (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Varonen, Mikko (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lin, Robert (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Peralta, Alejandro (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Soria, Mary (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lee, Choonsup (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Padmanabhan, Sharmila (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sarkozy, Stephen (Northrop Grumman Corp. Redondo Beach, CA, United States)
Lai, Richard (Northrop Grumman Corp. Redondo Beach, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2017
Publication Date
May 22, 2016
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Meeting Information
IEEE International Microwave Symposium(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
WR4
lowe noise amplifiers
MMIC
WR3
InP