Development of a 210 GHz near-field measurement radar system based on an antenna-integrated MMIC receiver front-end and an ultra-compact HBV transmitter source module
Paper in proceedings, 2008

The development of a 210 GHz radar system intended to study security applications such as personnel scanning is reported. The system is designed to operate with a transmit antenna floodlighting the target scene and a mechanically scanned antenna-integrated receiver module. For increased performance and potential future volume production the receiver front-end is based on highly integrated MMICs manufactured using the IAF 0.1 ┬Ám GaAs mHEMT process made available through a Swedish-German MoU. A single-chip MMIC solution is being developed containing feed antenna, LNA, mixer and an LO multiplier-chain. The transmitter part is based on a high-power HBV quintupler source-module.

heterostructure barrier varactors

HBV

millimeterwave radar

Millimeter wave antennas

radar measurements

synthetic aperture radar

MMIC receivers

millimeter wave generation

frequency multipliers

millimeter wave frequency conversion

Author

Jan Svedin

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Jan Kjellgren

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Staffan Rudner

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Gunnar Thordarsson

Saab AB

Sten Gunnarsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Niklas Wadefalk

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Serguei Cherednichenko

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Iltcho Angelov

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Tomas Bryllert

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Josip Vukusic

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Physical Electronics

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 7117 Art. no. 71170H- 71170H

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1117/12.800247

ISBN

9780819473493

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