Infrared and Millimeter Waves V15 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121477158, 9780323156691

Infrared and Millimeter Waves V15

1st Edition

Millimeter Components and Techniques, Part VI

Editors: Kenneth J. Button
eBook ISBN: 9780323156691
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th May 1986
Page Count: 306
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Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 15: Millimeter Components and Techniques, Part VI is concerned with millimeter-wave guided propagation and integrated circuits. This book covers low-noise receiver technology for near-millimeter wavelengths; dielectric image-line antennas; EHF satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal antennas; and semiconductor antennas for millimeter-wave integrated circuits. A scanning airborne radiometer for 30 and 90 GHz and a self-oscillating mixer are also described. This monograph is comprised of six chapters and begins with a discussion on the design of low-noise receivers, with emphasis on problems encountered at near-millimeter wavelengths. Optimization of the material parameters and device topology for both Schottky-barrier diodes and superconducting mixer elements are considered. Some representative examples of state-of-the-art mixers and receivers, designed to operate at frequencies of 100-1000 GHz, are given in order to illustrate the way in which practical, high-performance millimeter-wave devices can be constructed. The following chapters focus on a scanning airborne radiometer for 30 and 90 GHz; a self-oscillating mixer; dielectric image-line antennas; and EHF SATCOM terminal antennas. The final chapter is devoted to semiconductor dipole antennas for millimeter-wave sensors, with particular reference to the basic concepts leading to the development of semiconductor dipoles. A theoretical formulation for tubular semiconductor dipoles is outlined and numerical results are presented to assess their characteristics. This text will be a valuable resource for physicists and electronics and electrical engineers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Chapter 1 Low-Noise Receiver Technology for Near-Millimeter Wavelengths

I. Introduction

II. Quasi-Optical Systems for Near-Millimeter-Wavelength Receivers

III. Schottky-Barrier-Diode Mixers

IV. Superconducting Device Technology

V. The InSb Bolometer Mixer

VI. Local-Oscillator Sources

VII. An Example of a Practical Millimeter-Wave System: A 200-350-GHz Multiple-Mixer, Cryogenic Receiver

VIII. Future Developments


Chapter 2 A Scanning Airborne Radiometer for 30 and 90 GHz

I. Introduction

II. Some General Concepts of Radiometry

III. Lens Antenna Principles and Manufacturing

IV. The Scanner

V. Beam Geometry

VI. The Radiometer

VII. System Performance

VIII. Control and Data Handling

IX. Radiometric Image Presentation

X. Results


Chapter 3 The Self-Oscillating Mixer: Background Theory and Experiments

I. Introduction

II. Analysis of Gunn Oscillator

III. Modes of Operation in Resonant Circuits

IV. Modulation and Noise, Measurement in Heterodyne Operation

V. Dielectric Image-Guide Device Design

VI. Description of Experiments

VII. Experimental Data on the Self-Oscillating Mixer

VIII. Discussion of Results

IX. Conclusions

Appendix A

Appendix B: Equivalent Circuit of Self-Oscillating Mixer

Appendix C

Appendix D: Design of Dielectric Transmission Lines at 60 GHz


Chapter 4 Review of Dielectric Image-Line Antennas

I. Introduction

II. Radiation from Discontinuities

III. Leaky-Wave Antennas

IV. Electronic Beam Scanning

V. Broadside-Radiating Traveling-Wave Arrays

VI. Two-Dimensional Arrays

VII. Conclusion


Chapter 5 EHF SATCOM Terminal Antennas

I. Introduction

II. Communications System Requirements

III. Antenna System Performance Factors

IV. The Antenna System

V. Antenna System Examples

VI. Conclusion


Chapter 6 Semiconductor Antennas for Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits

I. Introduction

II. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Antennas

III. Theory

IV. Monolithic Integration

V. Conclusions




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