Accession Number:

ADA263161

Title:

Processing, Fabrication, and Demonstration of HTS Integrated Microwave Circuits.

Descriptive Note:

Status rept. no. 6, 26 Oct 1992-24 Jan 1993,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-24

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Work is in progress to determine the dynamic range of superconducting filters by studying their noise and power handling characteristics. The goal is to establish their usefulness in receiver front-end applications. The thermal noise figure of HTS filters and its effect on a filter-low-noise-amplifier chain are being examined. Calculations of the noise figures for the filter alone and for the filter-amplifier chain are shown as a function of filter loss. Notice that, for cooled passive devices, the noise figure is lower than the insertion loss.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE