Accession Number:

AD0808274

Title:

NEW TECHNIQUES FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE RADIATION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 65-Aug 66,

Corporate Author:

CONTROL DATA CORP MELVILLE NY TRG DIV

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

The technique of millimeter wave amplification is extended to the one millimeter wave region of the spectrum. An amplifier was constructed and tested at a frequency of 258 GHz. This amplifier, operating in a room temperature environment, exhibited a gain of 20 db. The measured gain bandwidth product was 7 MHz. A measurement performed at 200 degree K predicts a three-fold increase of the gain bandwidth product at this temperature. The theory of the amplification phenomena was refined and a prior reported theoretical noise figure of 8 db should be reduced to 5 db for room temperature operation and to 3.3 db for operation at 200 degree K. A new technique for absolute power measurements at a frequency of 258 GHz was developed. This technique is based on the utilization of resonance absorption saturation and is sensitive down to one microwatt.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE