RF MEMS and GaAs based reconfigurable RF front-end components for wide-band multi-functional phased arrays

R. Malmqvist, A. Gustafsson, T. Nilsson, C. Samuelsson, B. Carlegrim, I. Ferrer, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, A. Ouacha, R. Erickson

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    Abstract

    We study possibilities of implementing flexible and programmable components for the RF front-ends of wideband multi-functional phased arrays using GaAs MMIC and RF MEMS technologies. The use of MEMS reconfigurable matching networks in tunable bandpass LNAs is proposed to achieve wider tuning ranges (e.g. 6.5-9.9 GHz is obtained according to simulations) and adequate performance of such LNAs. We further demonstrate the potential for monolithic integration with active devices by showing how variable MEMS capacitors may be realized in a GaAs foundry process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Radar Conference
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages319-322
    ISBN (Print)2-9600551-7-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2006 - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 13 Sep 200615 Sep 2006
    Conference number: 3

    Conference

    Conference3rd European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2006
    Abbreviated titleEuRAD 2006
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityManchester
    Period13/09/0615/09/06

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