IMAGINE project - A low cost, high performance, monolithic passive mm-wave imager front-end
Paper in proceedings, 2012

The FP7 Research for SME project IMAGINE - a low cost, high performance monolithic passive mm-wave imager front-end is described in this paper. The main innovation areas for the project are: i) the development of a 94 GHz radiometer chipset and matching circuits suitable for monolithic integration. The chipset consists of a W-band low noise amplifier, fabricated using the commercially available OMMIC D007IH GaAs mHEMT process, and a zero bias resonant interband tunneling diode, fabricated using a patented epi-layer structure that is lattice matched to the same D007IH process; ii) the development of a 94 GHz antenna adapted for low cost manufacturing methods with performance suitable for real-time imaging; iii) the development of a low cost liquid crystal polymer PCB build-up technology with performance suitable for the integration and assembly of a 94 GHz radiometer module; iv) the assembly of technology demonstrator modules. The results achieved in these areas are presented.

antenna design

Millimeter wave technology

low-noise amplifier

millimeter wave imaging

liquid crystal polymer

resonant interband tunneling diodes

radiometer module

Author

N. Alexander

GATE S.A.

P. Frijlink

Ommic SAS

J. Hendricks

Biomarkable bvba

E. Limiti

Srl

S. Löffler

RHe Microsystems GmbH

C. MacDonald

Biomarkable bvba

H. Maher

Ommic SAS

L. Pettersson

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

D. Platt

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

P. Rice

GATE S.A.

M. Riester

DYCONEX AG

D. Schulze

DYCONEX AG

Vessen Vassilev

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 8544 854404

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1117/12.976860

ISBN

978-081949285-2

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