Very-Thin, Light-Weight Opto and Microwave Receiver Module for Satellite Communications

Kazuhiko NAKAHARA  Shinichi KANEKO  Yasushi ITOH  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E82-C   No.11   pp.2050-2055
Publication Date: 1999/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on High-Frequency/High-Speed Devices for Information and Communication Systems in the 21st Century)
Category: RF Assembly Technology
Keyword: 
amplifier,  module,  active phased array antenna,  microwave,  

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Summary: 
Miniaturized opto and microwave receiver module using DCCPWs (Double Conductor Coplanar Waveguides) have been developed for active phased array antennas. The module comprised by a microstrip-to-slot transition, two chips of low-noise MMIC amplifiers, and a laser diode module is fabricated on an ultra-thin package with 10301.5 mm3 in size and 2 g in weight to achieve an ultra-thin structure of active phased array antenna panels. The ultra-thin structure is attributed to the design of low-noise MMIC amplifiers using DCCPWs and laser diode modules using silicon V-groove technology and fiber alignment method.