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A 15 element focal plane array for 100 GHz

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7 Author(s)
Erickson, N.R. ; Dept. of Phys. & Astron., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA ; Goldsmith, P.F. ; Novak, G. ; Grosslein, R.M.
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A focal plane imaging array receiver is described which covers the 86-115 GHz frequency range for radio astronomical observations. The 3×5 element array uses cryogenic Schottky diode mixers with integrated HEMT IF amplifiers. A cold quasi-optical filter selects the desired sideband, and terminates the image at 20 K. Polarization interleaving is used to minimize the array size on the sky. LO power is provided by a frequency tripled YIG tuned oscillator. The average receiver noise temperature of the array pixels varies from 250-350 K SSB depending on the frequency. Only three mechanical tuners are used in the system and all functions are under computer control

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 1 )