SCHOTTKY BARRIER X-BAND VIDEO DETECTORS FOR HIGH-SENSITIVITY HIGH-BURNOUT APPLICATIONS.
Quarterly rept. no. 5, 27 Mar-26 Jun 68,
MICROWAVE ASSOCIATES INC BURLINGTON MA
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The target specification was to provide a diode which would have a nominal detectable sensitivity of at least -55 dBm with a 10 MHz bandwidth at 12.0 GHz. The CW burnout capability was to exceed 500 mW and the diode should withstand a 10-watt microsec pulse. Silicon Schottky diodes have been made which exceed the sensitivity requirement by up to 7 dB. The CW burnout resistance is approximately 500 mW. However, due to the fast thermal response of the small diodes, the diodes have approximately the same burnout response to a 1 microsec pulse as to a CW pulse. Efforts were centered on building a detection system consisting of a protector, a high-sensitivity detector diode and a hybrid integrated amplifier in a single system to obtain an optimum detection system with both high sensitivity and burnout resistance. Author
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment