Characterization of the 530-625 GHz receiver unit for the Jupiter mission JUICE/SWI
Paper in proceedings, 2015

The Submillimetre Wave Instrument (SWI) is being developed for the Jupiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). In this paper we give an overview of the 530 GHz to 625 GHz receiver unit of SWI and present the first noise temperature measurements covering the complete receiver bandwidth at room temperature operation. In this context we will point out the difficulties with the highly variable local oscillator power within the bandwith, which needs a careful tuning of the multiplier bias voltages in order to optimize the noise temperature and to avoid damage of the mixers. In addition we show initial results at cold temperature operation. Furthermore we will present a first stability measurement showing the temperature dependence of the receiver gain at room temperature operation.

SWI

SubmillimetreWave Radiometers

JUICE

Heterodyne Receiver

Author

Karl Jacob

Axel Murk

Hyunjoo Kim

Peter Sobis

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

GigaHertz Centre

Vladimir Drakinskiy

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

GigaHertz Centre

Jan Stake

GigaHertz Centre

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Alain Maestrini

Jeanne Treuttel

Ferhat Tamazouzt

Bertrand Thomas

Martin Philipp

P. Hartogh

Proceedings of the 36th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas and RF Systems for Space Science

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Information and Communication Technology

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Kollberg Laboratory

Nanofabrication Laboratory

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11/13/2017