Integrated Submillimeter-wve Receivers Utilizing Resonant Tunnels Diodes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$65,901.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
32906
Agency Tracking Number:
32906
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7620 Executive Dr, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Mark Sweeny
(612) 934-2100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose research leading to the development of an integrated sub millimeter wave downconverter utilizing Resonant Tunnel Diodes (RTD's) as the local oscillator. RTD's have already been demonstrated at Superior Vacuum Systems Associates (SVTA). Phase I research will develop the MBE growth and processing to integrate these RTD's together with mixer diodes and passive devices. These RTD's are fabricated in the InAs/AlSb material system, similar devices have achieved operation at 712GHz*. The designs will be further optimized for the MBE growth technology and process monitoring at SVTA. Phase I design tasks will address the need for tuning, and frequency control. We will design a submillimeter wave downconverters will incorporate an on-chip antenna for coupling to free space or to waveguide, to be tested under phase II. *"Oscillating up to 712 GHz in InAs /AlSb resonant tunneling diodes", E.R. Brown, J.R. Soderstrom, C.D. Parker, L.J. Mahoney, K.M> Molvar, and T.C. McGill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58 (20)pp. 2291-3, 20-May-1991

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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