Accession Number:

ADA252814

Title:

High Temperature Superconductivity Space Experiment (HTSSE). Hybrid HTS/Dielectric Resonator Bandpass Filter

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1989-Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

LORAL SPACE SYSTEMS PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

Novel filter configurations utilizing dielectric resonators in combination with High Temperature Superconductors HTS were successfully developed and flight qualified for the High Temperature Superconductivity Space Experiment HTSSE. All program goals were met and the developed filters exhibit the best electrical performance extremely low insertion loss reported to this date. The developed dielectric resonator probe technique for measurements of properties of HTS was instrumental to the success of the program, allowing for rapid selection of HTS film for flight filters. Filters and resonator configurations developed on this problem have the potential for extremely high Q factors in the order of tens of millions when very low loss, high dielectric constant materials such as sapphire or similar compounds are used. Higher power handling and precise tuning of the filters is also possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE