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Title: Hybrid matrix amplifier

The present invention comprises a novel matrix amplifier. The matrix amplifier includes an active superconducting power divider (ASPD) having N output ports; N distributed amplifiers each operatively connected to one of the N output ports of the ASPD; and a power combiner having N input ports each operatively connected to one of the N distributed amplifiers. The distributed amplifier can included M stages of amplification by cascading superconducting active devices. The power combiner can include N active elements. The resulting (N.times.M) matrix amplifier can produce signals of high output power, large bandwidth, and low noise.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Sunnyvale, CA)
  2. (Placitas, NM)
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869692
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5378999
Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Research Org:
AT & T CORP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hybrid; matrix; amplifier; comprises; novel; active; superconducting; power; divider; aspd; output; ports; distributed; amplifiers; operatively; connected; combiner; input; included; stages; amplification; cascading; devices; elements; resulting; times; produce; signals; bandwidth; noise; output ports; input ports; output power; operatively connected; active element; superconducting active; superconducting power; active superconducting; power combiner; produce signals; power divider; active elements; matrix amplifier; active device; /330/327/505/