Novel Devices for (Sub)millimeter-Wave Space Applications

Jan V. GRAHN  Piotr STARSKI  Jan STAKE  T. Sergey CHEREDNICHENKO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E89-C   No.7   pp.891-897
Publication Date: 2006/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e89-c.7.891
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Heterostructure Microelectronics with TWHM2005)
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Keyword: 
submillimeter,  space,  HEMT,  HBV,  HEB,  

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Summary: 
Submillimeter-wave space applications require special components for power generation, detection and multiplication. This article presents recent progress in three various solid-state device technologies for submillimeter-wave space instruments: the InP HEMT for ultra-low noise detection at very low power in the IF amplifier, the heterostructure barrier varactor in the frequency multiplier, and the superconducting hot electron bolometer mixer for quantum-limited heterodyne detection above 700 GHz.