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Title: Cryogenic microwave channelized receiver

Abstract

The channelized receiver being presented demonstrates the use of high temperature superconductor technology in a microwave system setting where superconductor, microwave-monolithic-integrated-circuit, and hybrid-integrated-circuit components are united in one package and cooled to liquid-nitrogen temperatures. The receiver consists of a superconducting X-band four-channel demultiplexer with 100-MHz-wide channels, four commercial monolithically integrated mixers, and four custom-designed hybrid-circuit detectors containing heterostructure ramp diodes. The composite receiver unit has been integrated into the payload of the second-phase NRL high temperature superconductor space experiment (HTSSE-II). Prior to payload assembly, the response characteristics of the receiver were measured as functions of frequency, temperature, and drive levels. The article describes the circuitry, discusses the key issues related to design and implementation, and summarizes the experimental results.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States). Electronics Science and Technology Div.
  2. Military Academy, West Point, NY (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
282439
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques; Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 7Pt2; Other Information: PBD: Jul 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; PERFORMANCE; DESIGN; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; MULTIPLEXERS; SPACE FLIGHT; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Rauscher, C., Pond, J.M., and Tait, G.B.. Cryogenic microwave channelized receiver. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1109/22.508229.
Rauscher, C., Pond, J.M., & Tait, G.B.. Cryogenic microwave channelized receiver. United States. doi:10.1109/22.508229.
Rauscher, C., Pond, J.M., and Tait, G.B.. 1996. "Cryogenic microwave channelized receiver". United States. doi:10.1109/22.508229.
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abstractNote = {The channelized receiver being presented demonstrates the use of high temperature superconductor technology in a microwave system setting where superconductor, microwave-monolithic-integrated-circuit, and hybrid-integrated-circuit components are united in one package and cooled to liquid-nitrogen temperatures. The receiver consists of a superconducting X-band four-channel demultiplexer with 100-MHz-wide channels, four commercial monolithically integrated mixers, and four custom-designed hybrid-circuit detectors containing heterostructure ramp diodes. The composite receiver unit has been integrated into the payload of the second-phase NRL high temperature superconductor space experiment (HTSSE-II). Prior to payload assembly, the response characteristics of the receiver were measured as functions of frequency, temperature, and drive levels. The article describes the circuitry, discusses the key issues related to design and implementation, and summarizes the experimental results.},
doi = {10.1109/22.508229},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques},
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