System Analysis of a Ka-band Multi-Functional Radar Sensor based on RF MEMS Phase Shifters

Robert Malmqvist, Jan Saijets, Pekka Rantakari, Tomas Boman, Carl Samuelsson, Andreas Gustafsson, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, Jussi Varis

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Abstract

We present a system concept evaluation study of a Ka-band multi-functional phased array radar sensor based on using sub-arrays with low-loss RF MEMS phase shifters. Simulated results using an in-house developed system simulator tool show that low phase shifter losses are needed to sustain an all weather capability for a proposed UAV radar sensor application. Experimental results of a fabricated RF MEMS phase shifter made on quarts show adequate performance in terms of close to 360° of phase shift and low RF losses at 35 GHz.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Symposium on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems, MEMSWAVE 2009
Place of PublicationTrento
Pages147-150
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th International Symposium on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems, MEMSWAVE 2009 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 6 Jul 20098 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems, MEMSWAVE 2009
Abbreviated titleMEMSWAVE 2009
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period6/07/098/07/09

Keywords

  • RF MEMS, Ka-band, phase shifter, radar

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    Malmqvist, R., Saijets, J., Rantakari, P., Boman, T., Samuelsson, C., Gustafsson, A., Vähä-Heikkilä, T., & Varis, J. (2009). System Analysis of a Ka-band Multi-Functional Radar Sensor based on RF MEMS Phase Shifters. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on RF MEMS and RF Microsystems, MEMSWAVE 2009 (pp. 147-150).