ADVANCED ON-CHIP DIVIDER FOR MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE VCOS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2730
Amount: $205,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
465 E Easy St, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wendell C Peterson
 Principal Investigator
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Research Institution
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Abstract
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED MONOLITHIC GAAS 8.5 VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR WITH ON-CHIP GENERATION OF A LOW FREQUENCY REFERENCE OUTPUT, SUITABLE FOR PHASE LOCKED LOOP APPLICATIONS, IS PROPOSED. CIRCUIT ELEMENTS AND DESIGNS TECHNIQUES TRADITIONALLY RESERVED FOR MICROWAVE APPLICATIONSARE UTILIZED TO OBTAIN THE HIGH SPEED DIVIDE BY N CIRCUIT. A COHERENT REFERENCE SIGNAL IN THE 90-200 MHZ RANGE IS THEN GENERATED BY MORE TRADITIONAL ON-CHIP GAAS DIGITAL IC COUNTERS. PROGRAM PHASE I DEMONSTRATES VCO FEASIBILITY BY DETAILED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF A DIVIDE BY 5 MONOLITHIC CIRCUIT WHICH IS INTEGRABLE WITH OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE VCO. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE UPPER FREQUENCY LIMIT OF THIS APPROACH,WHICH MAY EXTEND INTO THE MILLIMETER-WAVE RANGE, IS MADE IN PROGRAM PHASE II. FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE VCO IS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE SECOND PHASE.

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