High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link
Final rept. 23 Oct 2012-27 Feb 2013
TREX ENTERPRISES CORP SAN DIEGO CA
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During Phase one Option period, Trex performed extensive research into THz-range passive and active component that will be required make the Phase two hardware. The design of a custom MMIC was completed so it could be ordered processed with the once a year Pizza mask process at UMS. These parts are expected to arrive later this year when the Phase 2 contract is awarded and results in a significant cost saving in the development of a custom mixer. In addition the source pricing for the MMIC amplifier was also completed. This process took much longer than expected and this will speed up the process of betting parts during the second phase of the program. In addition direction of the overall mechanical configuration was outlined to speed up the process for the detailed design that will be undertaken in the next phase of the program. The radios will be designed to communicate in a half-duplex at 3 Gbps and full duplex using TDD mode at 1 Gbps data rate. The details of the TDD mode being much more complex were looked into in more detail during the option phase.
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