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24 October 1985 Integrated Circuit Radar And Radiometric Sensors
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Proceedings Volume 0544, Millimeter Wave Technology III; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948274
Event: 1985 Technical Symposium East, 1985, Arlington, United States
Abstract
The use of integrated circuit techniques for millimeter wave transducers has now moved from a research curiosity to an engineering discipline. Microstrip is the preferred transmission media to demonstrate a wide variety of RF component functions. For applications involving precision weapon systems, a soft substrate is preferred since it provides lower cost, improved survivability, and functional versatility when compared with the traditional hard candidates such as quartz. The MESFET is rapidly emerging as a key building block for monolithic supercomponents up to a frequency of approximately 40 GHz. Both planar and conformal antennas are being developed again based on a soft substrate with photolithographic processing. The marriage of planar integrated circuit transceivers with thin, planar antennas is providing a new generation of low cost, producible and miniature millimeter wave transducers for demanding systems requirements.
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C. R. Seashore "Integrated Circuit Radar And Radiometric Sensors", Proc. SPIE 0544, Millimeter Wave Technology III, (24 October 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.948274
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