1 July 1991 Phase-shifter technology assessment: prospects and applications
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Capabilities and limitations of MMIC phase shifter technology at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies are reviewed. MMIC-based phase arrays make it possible to integrate active elements at the array face, i.e., to incorporate transmit power amplifiers and/or low noise amplifiers at each antenna element. Active elements make it possible to increase power efficiency and reliability and provide graceful degradation. Monolithic integration of the various transmit/receive functions including phase shifting is considered to be feasible through at least the lower millimeter-wave frequency range (about 30-100 GHz). MMIC integration also allows more flexibility in array design including those that are intended for airborne conformal applications.
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Vladimir Sokolov, "Phase-shifter technology assessment: prospects and applications", Proc. SPIE 1475, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits for Sensors, Radar, and Communications Systems, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44507; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.44507
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