Accession Number:

ADD015319

Title:

Planar Gallium Arsenide NPNP Microwave Switch.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 27 Jul 90, Patented 4 Feb 92,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A microwave switch is provided for controlling the transmission of microwave energy in a microstrip transmission line structure. The microwave switch comprises an electrically conducting ground plane in contact with one side of an undoped semiconductor material having on its other side a superlattice of gallium arsenide consisting of a periodic sequence of p- and n-doped gallium arsenide layers. P- and n-type regions are formed integral with and electrically connected to the superlattice, and first and second microstrip transmission lines are electrically connected to respective ones of the n- and p-type regions.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE