INSULAR WAVEGUIDE-BASED INTEGRABLE WIDEBAND MIXER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE RADAR APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$500,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
927
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Epsilon Lambda Electronics
427 Stevens Street, Geneva, IL, 60134
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Peter P. Toulios
 (312) 232-9611
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MILLIMETER-WAVE SYSTEMS ARE RAPIDLY EMERGING WITH NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING VARIOUS RADAR SYSTEMS AND GUIDANCE FOR SELF-CONTAINED MUNITIONS. VIABILITY OF MANY MILLIMETER-WAVE SYSTEMS RELIES HEAVILY UPON ACHIEVING THE LOWER COST AND SMALL SIZE AFFORDED BY CIRCUIT INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES. DIELECTRIC-BASED WAVEGUIDES, SUCH AS INSULAR LINE, ARE HIGHLY APPROPRIATE MEDIA FOR SYSTEM INTEGRATION BY FABRICATING ALL CIRCUIT COMPONENTS BY SUITABLE MODIFYING THE BASIC WAVEGUIDE. WIDEBAND MIXERS ARE A VITAL COMPONENT IN MOST MILLIMETER-WAVE SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, INTEGRABLE VERSIONS OF DIELECTRIC BASED WIDEBAND MIXERS HAVE NOT BEEN DEVELOPED AS YET. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL STUDY AND DEVELOP A WIDEBAND LOW-NOISE INSULAR GUIDE BALANCED MIXER. AN INTEGRATED VERSION OF STANDARD CROSS-BAR MIXER IS ENVISIONED. THEORETICAL WORK WILL FOCUS ON THE DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE TRANSITIONS AND MIXER DIODE MOUNT FOR CROSSBAR. ANALYTIC FORMULATION WILL BE USED TO PREDICT AND OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE. PROTOTYPES WILL BE FABRICATED, AND TESTED, TO VERIFY THEORETICAL RESULTS AND TO ESTABLISH AND OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURE.

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