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Title: W-band heterodyne receiver module with 27 K noise temperature
Authors: Gawande, R.
Reeves, R.
Cleary, K.
Readhead, A. C.
Gaier, T.
Kangaslahti, P.
Samoska, L.
Church, S.
Sieth, M.
Voll, P.
Harris, A.
Lai, R.
Sarkozy, S.
Keywords: w-band
heterodyne module
Monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs)
Low-noise amplifier (LNA)
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: IMS2012 International Microwave Symposium. IMS2012 International Microwave Symposium, Montreal, Canada, June 19-21, 2012 .
Abstract: We present noise temperature and gain measurements of a W-band heterodyne module populated with MMIC LNAs designed and fabricated using 35nm InP HEMT process. The module has a WR-10 waveguide input. GPPO connectors are used for the LO input and the I and and Q IF outputs. The module is tested at both ambient (300 K) and cryogenic (25 K) temperatures. At 25 K physical temperature, the module has a noise temperature in the range of 27-45 K over the frequency band of 75-111 GHz. The module gain varies between 15 dB and 27 dB. The band-averaged module noise temperature of 350 K and 33 K were measured over 80-110 GHz for the physical temperature of 300 K and 25 K, respectively. The resulting cooling factor is 10.6.
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